Having won three games in a week, Arsenal had put themselves right back in contention to finish in the top four of the Premier League and qualify for the Champions League next season.
Following their impressive 4-1 win against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, the Gunners moved to within a point of Liverpool prior to Jurgen Klopp’s side’s clash against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday.
The north London outfit would have been hoping for a favour from their London neighbours with a game in hand against Sunderland on Tuesday night, but Slaven Bilic’s men were soundly beaten 4-0 by their Merseyside opponents.
It means that Arsenal are now four points behind Liverpool and three adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City with just two fixtures remaining for them and City and one for the Reds, and Gunners supporters slammed the Irons following their poor performance.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@WestHamUtd Your entire club is "One to forget".
— Jack Simmons (@JackSimmons101) May 14, 2017
@WestHamUtd your useless club just had one job
— Tömmie ❤ Arsenal (@Tommie_oy) May 14, 2017
@WestHamUtd No London solidarity. ????
— Sendra Bestari (@angguncharisma_) May 14, 2017
Honestly I expected Liverpool to win but come on West Ham no fight or desire at least try. Disappointing. ☹️ #afc
— Matthew Burford (@MatthewBurford) May 14, 2017
devastated, really thought West Ham would get a draw.
Need a mighty win at Sunderland to make LFC think about it #AFC
— ProudGoonerAlwaysWLD (@Kendo1969) May 14, 2017
— Alex Batt (@AlexBatt) May 14, 2017
This might just be a mauling…West ham have been ridiculously clueless. #AFC
— We Are The Arsenal (@orch99) May 14, 2017