Loads of Arsenal fans on Twitter have reacted negatively to patronising comments made by 6 ft 1 defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos in the wake of the Premier League drubbing at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night.
The crushing 3-1 loss dealt the Gunners’ hopes of finishing in the top four a huge blow and was their third defeat in the space of four in the league.
Speaking to the North London club’s official website after the match, the 30-year-old articulated that he still thinks his team can win their final three games and finish in the top four, despite now being outside of it completely.
“It’s not time to find excuses. We have to look at the next three games where we need to win all three to get nine points. We’ll see if we can be in the top four. I trust my team 100 per cent, all of the players. I think we can do it.”@SokratisPapa5 ? pic.twitter.com/1uBxBEw2Ss
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 25, 2019
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But supporters were in no mood to agree and took aim at the comments, frustrated that they’ve “heard that before” and claiming “talk is cheap” given the fact that the players seem to be able to say all the right things off the pitch but not apply them on it at the moment.
Below is a list of the pick of the replies from angry Gooners…
Talk is cheap
— juniuer (@juniuer) April 25, 2019
Lets be real papa, #mustafi is not to be trusted. Not even 50%!! ?
— Tweets (@____richards) April 25, 2019
We’ve heard that before.
— Danny (@dancswithwolves) April 25, 2019
Truth is fans don’t believe we can win vs likes of Leicester now. Sad.
— Aneesh Chandoke (@AneeshChandoke) April 25, 2019
My problem with these players is they talk too much…
— Mr. Bond (@Bondkels) April 25, 2019
At least 9 out of the starting 11 Wednesday should be sacked. 100k plus a week and we get that.
— Patrick (@patlott81) April 25, 2019
I don’t. ?
— Timothy Leverton (@Timleverton) April 25, 2019
Wat a joke
— wekwaMtyambizi (@olievermm) April 25, 2019
No chance given recent performances ?
— Kevin Barber (@KB_FitnessGoals) April 25, 2019
There is no excuses we are just not good enough ??♂️
— martin mcdonald (@martinm09552233) April 25, 2019