Twitter Reacts as Arsenal Drop Down to 4th Place Following Southampton Draw

Ryan Bailey@ryanjaybaileyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 2, 2016
B/R Football @brfootball

FT: Arsenal 0-0 Southampton. #Arsenal drop to fourth. https://t.co/u0VWeejAMC

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

3 - Arsenal have gone three PL games without a goal for the first time since February 2009. Fading.

The final whistle at the Emirates on Tuesday evening was greeted with a chorus of boos by the home contingent, as Arsenal were held in a stalemate with Southampton—thanks in large part to a standout performance from Fraser Forster. The result may have jeopardised the Gunners' title aspirations, and it inspired a series of damning stats on Twitter:

Eurosport UK @Eurosport_UK

#AFC 0-0 #SOU - Arsenal had 10 shots on target without scoring. 3 points from the last 4 games. https://t.co/fCuM0mGXod

Football__Tweet @Football__Tweet

Arsenal have failed to score in each of their last three Premier League games. https://t.co/xjeaw6zbXW

Squawka Football @Squawka

Arsenal have now failed to win their last 4 Premier League matches, their worst run since May 2014. https://t.co/eqLmdTwucJ

Nick Harris @sportingintel

Arsenal meanwhile go three consecutive Premier League games goalless for the first time in seven YEARS.

Since Twitter is a breeding ground for schadenfreude, many took the opportunity to mock the Gunners' failure to seize their chance to consolidate their title challenge:

Nyashoholic 🇬🇭 🇳🇬 🇯🇲 🇨🇩 🇦🇴 @MickzWrites

Every Arsenal Fan's Mood: https://t.co/32ZS57Sgxr

Mark Bousquet @mark_bousquet

@MenInBlazers There are millions of people who want to see Arsenal win the league. None of them, however, appear to play for Arsenal.

The result relegated Arsenal back to fourth place—a frequent habitat for the north London side over the years:

Barnaby Fox @BJayFox

@Arsenal We are 4th 🎈 home sweet home!

Not Match of the Day @NOT_MOTD

Arsenal sliding into 4th place in the Premier League like... https://t.co/rE9uxsrfT5

John Brewin @JohnBrewin_

Arsenal in fourth, their natural habitat.

Make I Talk @makeItalk

Arsenal are 4th... Again. Meanwhile Arsenal fans are presently looking @Arsenal like... https://t.co/mlYdP2khAP

Roberto Carlos ⚽️ @RCjr96

Well, Arsenal is back to 4th Place. Nothing knew. Same old, same old. 💔 https://t.co/oejmlDGsow

gunnerblog @gunnerblog

FT 0-0. Don't talk to me about the ref- #AFC had more than enough chances to win that game irrespective of him. We blew it. 2 wins in 7 now.

Understandably, Gunners fans were quite unhappy with their failure to maintain pace with Leicester at the top:

Messi Minutes @MessiMinutes

Another cool £140,000 for Walcott this week. Hands up if you think our joint-highest paid player earned his wages this week? So ineffective.

Daily Cannon @DailyCannon

21 shots and none in the goal, we tried but no final product once again! Crisis. Need to take a deep breath and discuss.

Gingers for Limpar @Gingers4Limpar

Over a month since we've won a league game.

Robert Peston @Peston

Dear Mr Wenger, can you acknowledge it might have been an error not to buy a recognised world-class goal scorer? Best wishes #AFCvSFC

Simon says.......... @minimeeee73

Right at this moment the spuds have title winning form, take a long hard look at the table Arsene ffs, you're to blame ultimately. #AFCvSFC


It's hard to defend the players when you draw 0-0 at home to the saints weeks after getting battered by them #AFCvSFC

Pádraig @afcpadraig

Watching Flamini in midfield. https://t.co/fnZ2ACXwRw

Ob1 @obi_oranu

Too many golden opportunities to challenge for the league title have been thrown away under Wenger's watch. #AFCvSFC #AFTV