The Newcastle United fans were drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern last night after yet another loss dragged them into the relegation zone.
Mesut Ozil’s brilliant volley was the difference at The Emirates as Arsenal triumphed 1-0 over out-of-sorts Newcastle, who are now staring relegation in the face ahead of a crucial clash against West Ham next weekend.
With West Ham and Crystal Palace both triumphing in their matches on Saturday, Newcastle have now been dragged down to 18th, one point off safety, after a string of four consecutive losses.
Newcastle fans took to Twitter in their numbers to air their views on the current situation and the possibility of relegation.
Some blamed Mike Ashley for this, claiming it was inevitable that the club would struggle given his lack of spending in the summer.
Here are a selection of the best tweets reacting to the club’s 1-0 loss at Arsenal yesterday.
We're not in a relegation spot because of losses like today. We're in a relegation spot because we failed to take points at teams like Huddersfield & Brighton. We need to be taking points against sides of a similar nature. Anything against the 'Big 6' is a bonus.
— Andrew Fletcher (@AEGFletcher) December 16, 2017
Could go the rest of the season without another win…
— Andrew Jackson (@Andyj_27) December 16, 2017
— nEwCaStLe fOr LiFe (@77_SH_ER) December 16, 2017
Ashley Out… we want our great club back, this is beyond a joke now, loss after loss every week.. he’s ruined our club #Nufc
— Rich Miller (@Rich1982Miller) December 16, 2017
The inevitable result of another 'masterstroke' by Mike Ashley. Acting on the principle of not learning from his mistakes , once again failed to supply transfer funds in the summer. And, once again, NUFC are threatened with relegation. Brilliant!
— Steven Cowan (@StevenCowan) December 16, 2017
I feel bad for Rafa
— Aman Urazov (@UrazovAman) December 16, 2017
We are going down meekly with barely a whimper. Sad to see
— David Ljunggren (@soccerLjungg) December 16, 2017
Exactly what we deserve – worst team in the league by far! #championshipteamatbest!
— Kev Potts (@kevpotts_n) December 16, 2017
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