While Mathieu Flamini was attracting the headlines on Wednesday night, Mikel Arteta was attracting the criticism from some of the Arsenal faithful on social media.

Persistent injuries, combined with the emergence of Francis Coquelin have seen the Spaniard slip down the pecking order even though he was named as the club’s skipper only a year ago.

With Coquelin now set to be temporarily sidelined by injury, the efforts of Arsenal’s other defensive midfield options – Flamini and Arteta – will be called upon.

It appears that some Gooners have a clear favourite between the two left-over choices and it is not the former Everton captain.

But are these fans just fickle or is Arteta really not worth it anymore?

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