By Conor Laird Published: August 28, 2021 3:52 pm
Last Updated: August 28, 2021 3:55 pm
Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has taken to social media on Saturday, to react to the Gunners’ embarrassing defeat at the hands of Manchester City.
Citizens run riot Mikel Arteta’s men were of course back in action a short time ago.
The capital giants made the trip to the Etihad, for an altogether daunting Premier League showdown with champions Manchester City.
Whilst Arsenal were understandably viewed as underdogs for the clash on the back of a pair of league defeats to open the campaign, fans of the Gunners no doubt remained hopeful that their side would at least put up a fight.
When all was said and done, however, to say that the visitors failed to do so would be something of an understatement.
A frankly laughable display ultimately saw Arteta and co. on the receiving end of a 5-0 defeat, courtesy of strikes from all of Ilkay Gundogan, Ferran Torres (2), Gabriel Jesus and Rodri.
Manchester City at their free-flowing best ✨
And look who comes up with the assist, Jack Grealish! 🤩
The easiest of finishes for Gabriel Jesus. pic.twitter.com/DRancNHR3X
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 28, 2021
Arsenal, in turn, remain in the Premier League relegation zone, having fallen to three defeats from three, conceding nine whilst failing to find the net even once.
‘Trust the process’ It has therefore come as little surprise to since see the North Londoners take centre stage across social media.
Baffled reactions, remarkable statistics and heavy criticisms have flowed in equal measure in the hour or so since the full-time whistle sounded in Manchester, amid another dark day in the history of a once so proud club.
Derby 2007-08 after 3 PL games:
7 shots on target
47 shots conceded
7 goals conceded
Arsenal 2021-22 after 3 PL games:
7 shots on target
55 shots conceded
9 goals conceded
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) August 28, 2021
And, as outlined above, one particular Twitter reaction has since piqued the attention of many a Gunners supporter.
The tweet in question comes courtesy of Mesut Ozil, who took to his personal account to post the following simple message, surrounding Mikel Arteta’s ongoing ‘process’ at the Emirates:
Trust the process💔😟
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) August 28, 2021
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