Arsenal fans have been displaying their happiness with the side’s progress despite the fact the Gunners let a one-goal lead slip in their loss to rivals Chelsea.
The red half of north London were leading with just under 10 minutes to go; however, a mixture of mistakes and clinical finishing from the Blues saw Mikel Arteta taste defeat in his first home game as head coach.
Jorginho scored the equalising goal after Bernd Leno appeared to misjudge the flight of a cross from Mason Mount.
Tammy Abraham then stole all three points late on with a tap in from close range after the Blues had counter-attacked the Gunners.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ position was used as one example of an area fans believe Arteta has changed with supporters adamant the youngster is playing an inside position (via football.london).
Overall, the fans seemed happy with the progression being made as they took to Twitter to react following the loss to Frank Lampard’s side.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
First game in a long time I’ve felt proud to be an @Arsenal fan!! Superb performance and can really see what @m8arteta is doing!! So much more energy, fight & commitment!! Just ran out of steam and a shocking refereeing decision!!#afc#proud#movingforward#progression
— Sam Hobbs (@Hobbzy101) December 29, 2019
— The People’s Champion 💯🤟🏽 (@TroopzAFC) December 29, 2019
— AFCAMDEN (@AFCAMDEN) December 29, 2019
Arteta can’t fix everything that’s been done terribly wrong for the last 18 months in a week. We actually played the best half of football of the season, keep the faith.
— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) December 29, 2019
Feel robbed, but anything out of today would have been a bonus.
Saw enough out of the afternoon to know we’re on the right track. Fans did too, no booing after.
Onwards and upwards. Plenty to be excited about. Very happy with what Arteta is bringing to the table.
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) December 29, 2019
Arteta 2 weeks in and we are playing better. Unluck not to get a win today. There is improvement in a lot of areas. But we need to invest in a few areas in January. Trust Arteta to do a good job.
— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) December 29, 2019
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