Arsenal went into their game with Southampton with all the pressure on them to go top of the table, after Leicester’s defeat earlier in the day, but they went behind in the first half thanks to an absolute corker from Cuco Martina.
The Saints right-back took a Roberto Carlos inspired shot and left Petr Cech stuck without the clean sheet record for another game.
The Gunners have a reputation of choking when the title looks to be theirs’ and they are at risk of doing exactly that again.
Of course, one of the first reactions to Arsenal going behind is to have a giggle at Mesut.
Anyone know where Mesut Ozil is?
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) December 26, 2015
And Martina even broke a rather obscure record.
@JustFootball you are
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) December 26, 2015
And, it wouldn’t be Arsenal if Flamini couldn’t be blamed in some way.
Looking at the goal again, absolutely criminal from Flamini. So many times he holds his position instead of applying pressure. Costs goals.
— Preacher (@tactics1000) December 26, 2015
Its a bit sad how people can’t just enjoy a screamer!
And, although it was a great piece of technique, I’m not sure I’d go this far..
Funny to see all those slating Martina now kissing his arse! #SaintsFC
— Amy™ (@thursdaysgirl20) December 26, 2015
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) December 26, 2015
Lineker loved this goal so much he didn’t make a bad Dad joke about it.
Martina should be fined for attempting that. As it turns out it could be goal of the season. Stunning effort!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 26, 2015