'What a joke': Arsenal fans baffled by key Arteta decision in Forest loss
Arsenal fell at the first hurdle this evening in the FA Cup as Nottingham Forest saw off the Gunners thanks to a Lewis Grabban goal.
In fairness to Forest, they were the better side throughout and caused the Gunners all sorts of problems throughout the game. Brennan Johnson was superb, while the Reds also won the midfield battle and Joe Worrall and co held more than firm at the back.
Arsenal played a strong team, too. The likes of Saka, Odegaard, and Martinelli all played, while Ben White and Rob Holding should have been more than good enough at the back. But, alas, the Gunners once again showed the soft centre Roy Keane spoke about yesterday and wilted in the end.
There wasn’t much room for any praise either for Arsenal players from their fans. And while staying away from individual criticisms, Arsenal fans couldn’t quite believe what Mikel Arteta did in the final minute. The Spaniard chose to take off Cedric Soares for Sead Kolasinac, despite a goal being needed. It was a baffling decision.
And over on Twitter, Arsenal fans were less than impressed with the Kolasinac sub. Here’s what some had to say.
He brought Kolasinac for what?
— El Jefe 👑 (@Bizzle025) January 9, 2022
Disgusting performance and game management. Awful substitutions. Humiliating. Biereth on the bench and he brought on Kolasinac.
— A (@ItsNotPiss) January 9, 2022
Arsenal are such a joke man, absolutely no urgency at all and decide to bring on Kolasinac?? arguably our worst player in the entire squad… WHOS A DEFENDER!! When we need a goal.. tf
— Devon Wood (@DevonWood12) January 9, 2022
What was that Kolasinac sub all about haha
— Michael Jones (@Barrymore_Jones) January 9, 2022
we’re down 1-0 and you send on kolasinac ok
— ava ⁶³ (@LN4ESR) January 9, 2022
Kolasinac on in the 90th minute when we need a goal. Makes sense that
— Archie Corbett (@archcorbett) January 9, 2022
Kolasinac coming on when we need a goal, tells you where we’re at. City/Liverpool bring on £50m players when they’re trailing, we send on Ozils bodyguard.
— Dale (@DaleABBurn) January 9, 2022
1-0 down and you bring on kolasinac in stoppage time?? what a joke 🤣
— Autumn (@wntbronze) January 9, 2022
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