'We are finished', 'done': Some Arsenal fans react to news ahead of Norwich game
A number of Arsenal fans have reacted to the match official selection for their upcoming Premier League game.
The Gunners face Norwich on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium.
Any other season, Arsenal – at home against a newly-promoted club – would be heavy favourites to win.
However, Mikel Arteta’s charges have lost all three of their league games so far and haven’t scored in the competition.
Therefore, the pressure is well and truly on.
On Monday, the Premier League published a list of the match officials for every game in gameweek four.
Michael Oliver will take charge of the game as the referee, assisted by Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett.
Gavin Ward will be the fourth official, and Mike Dean will be the video assistant referee.
Oliver refereed Arsenal’s league opener against Brentford and controversially denied Folarin Balogun a penalty.
And the Gunners’ record with Dean in charge isn’t particularly great amid some controversial decisions over the years.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that some Arsenal fans aren’t exactly thrilled about the match official appointment for the Norwich game:
First time EVER that Mike Riley is actually doing Arsenal FC a favour by trying the worst possible onfield ref + VAR ref combination imaginable and getting Arteta sacked in the process 🤣🤣🤣— Ash (@Ashiloremo) September 6, 2021
We are finished— Arsenal’s (@missAuba) September 6, 2021
Do they want Arsenal to lose?— Intelligent Gooner (@intelligentBigD) September 7, 2021
God save Arsenal 🤦♀️— Mun (@Mun_Sire15) September 6, 2021
Red card and 10min VAR check pending— KROliver94 (@KOliver0202) September 6, 2021
We are done— Mugelezz (@bugzyafc) September 6, 2021
So we’ve lost that already then😂😂😂— GunghoGooner (@RedandWhiteJ) September 6, 2021
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