FA Cup holders Arsenal were dumped out of the third round of the competition on Sunday, beaten 4-2 by Championship side Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
The Gunners were the victims of the one of the weekend’s big cup upsets, deservedly losing to a managerless Forest side.
The home side never really looked like losing the encounter, ahead for most of the 90 minutes and eventually pulling ahead to secure a comfortable victory.
The result is a bitter blow to Arsene Wenger, who has prided himself on a fantastic record in the FA Cup over his lengthy reign as Arsenal boss. Sunday’s defeat was actually his first ever third round exit.
Supporters were left disappointed with the result and performance, let down by fringe players in a much changed line-up from the Gunners last match.
Their attacking players got the brunt of criticism, with fans losing patience with the likes of Alex Iwobi, believing he has had far too many chances to impress in the Arsenal team without much of a contribution in return.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
oh and Elneny and Iwobi are the epitome of why we are so bad. How they are anywhere near a club of this size is beyond me. #AFC
— Josh Field (@JoshAFC11) January 7, 2018
Iwobi & holding has disappointed me all season. It's like they taken a massive step back in terms of progress #AFC
— Stan Kroneke (@Stan_Kroneke) January 7, 2018
Another bad penalty decision against Arsenal but it doesn't disguise the shocking performance. Iwobi & Walcott again invisible and midfield virtually non-existent. Deservedly gone out. #afc
— Jack Martin (@Jack95Martin) January 7, 2018
I can’t see why iwobi is in the first team has had so many chances doesn’t do anything for me #afc
— 420ghost (@420ghost90) January 7, 2018
What does Iwobi do? I have literally no idea what he offers us. Anyone??? #AFC
— James Underhill (@panto2002) January 7, 2018
— Dr. A C Tob (@Abitob) January 7, 2018
Iwobi looks far worse that some of the kids in this line up, why he keeps on getting the 1st team chances and they don’t will remain a mystery. #AFC
— Ronnie Biggs 🇿🇦 (@_Shudu_) January 7, 2018
— tejas (@tejarane) January 7, 2018
How do iwobi get anywhere near that arsenal team. Wenger is clueless. #afc
— Alex Watkins (@ajw08) January 7, 2018