‘He should never play for us again’
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?
If I were Arteta, I would honestly step down as captain. For the sake of the club #Arsenal
— Joooones (@jay2jonas) September 24, 2015
Arteta should never play for Arsenal ever. Coq and Flamini is way better than him
— Negan (@enes_kayahan) September 24, 2015
Can we try Chambers as a DMF on Saturday please, l'm not ready for the hypertension Arteta comes with
— LION OF EKITI (@OluwaSwizzhits) September 24, 2015
I'm sorry but how is Arteta 81 rated on FIFA 16
— Keir Walker (@Keir_Walker23) September 24, 2015
I actually respect Flamini, it's Arteta who's useless to me.
— Ayodeji (@ScottHleg) September 24, 2015
Flamini is garbage but least he doesn't have a fan group on twitter making up imaginary things to make him seem good like Arteta
— Chucky Pancamo (@JCourier1) September 24, 2015
If Coquelin is not fit for Leicester City on Saturday, then Flamini should start ahead of Arteta all day long.
— olisa2emeka (@olisa_wenger) September 24, 2015
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