Manchester City were humiliated by Ligue 1 side Lyon at the Etihad Stadium last night, though, Pep Guardiola wasn’t in the dugout as he’s serving a match ban.
Due to the Guardiola’s absence, Mikel Arteta — who nearly replace Arsene Wenger but was beaten by Unai Emery — became the Citizens manager for the first time in his managerial career.
Though Arteta would be proud for making his debut appearance as a coach, yesterday’s result was unacceptable for a team who many tipped as favourites to win the Champions League trophy this season.
The Premier League title holder conceded two goals in the first period of the game but had to wait until the second half before scoring their first goal of the night which turned out to be a mere consolation.
Having seen Arteta’s lack of experience reflected in yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to Lyon, Arsenal fans took to Twitter to appreciate the club’s hierarchy for ignoring their former midfielder while choosing Wenger’s successor.
Here are some of their tweets via their respective accounts
Gaming Alimonda believes Arsenal dodged a bullet by hiring Emery rather than Arteta
Another fan felt for Arteta who made a losing debut last night. However, he praised Sven Mislintant for signing an experienced Unai Emery instead.
Lotterychef and Ashraf unanimously tweeted that the Gunners escaped Arteta’s bullet, claiming he would have brought more failures to the team.
To be fair to the former Arsenal midfielder, it’s is too early to criticize his coaching abilities.
It took Unai Emery three matches to get a win, therefore, Arteta needs more games to prove his qualities.
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