It was a disappointing start to the season as Arsenal lost 2-0 to Manchester City in their first home match of the season.
Following a summer of positivity at the club, Arsenal were given a rude awakening as they were beaten by the Premier League champions.
In an opening 20 minutes where City absolutely dominated Arsenal, the Gunners were lucky to only be 1-0 down.
Constantly trying to play out from the back, Emery’s men struggled to defend against City’s width and overlapping full-backs.
In a 4-2-3-1 formation, Arsenal couldn’t get the ball forward to feed Aubameyang. When the Gunners did manage to break forward, they had chances but failed to capitalise on them.
Often signalled out for criticism among Arsenal fans, Mesut Ozil didn’t have a great game today and as a result, he was the centre of what the fans had to say on Twitter.
Here’s what they had to say following the game…
On performance related pay Ozil would be lucky to nick the national minimum wage rather than 350 grand a week.
— Doug Pratt (@dpafc) August 13, 2018
Ozil, Ramsey, Xhaka and Mhki were full of trash yeaterday
As senior players, they could have done better
— Abimbola (@Bimzee_) August 13, 2018
Ozil gave the ball away 17 times. Good game for him ?
— Paul (@Greeklish1) August 13, 2018
Ozil’s decision making and execution in critical moments today has been diabolical
— YankeeGunner (@YankeeGunner) August 12, 2018
Seriously torriera made more completed passes than ozil all game ozil 350k a week can fuck off
— steve (@stevepearce11) August 12, 2018
How many chances has Ozil wasted ?
— Pat (@Whelts) August 12, 2018
Xhaka has been terrible, but let it not distract us from the fact that Ozil has also been equally terrible.
— Joemo Gooner (@JoemoDennis) August 12, 2018