By Dominic Toner
Arsenal supporters blasted Arsene Wenger on Twitter following their team’s 4-3 Premier League defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.
The Gunners managed made a late comeback after going 4-1 down but they failed to grab an equaliser and began the season with a demoralising home defeat.
Arsenal fans were outraged before the Liverpool match as £30million-plus summer signing Granit Xhaka was named on the bench behind central midfield pair Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin.
In the wake of the defeat, supporters were eager to point the blame at Wenger for the defeat.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
#Wenger is worst than everything.. it is time to quit Arsenal
— alibaba (@gillykoech58) August 14, 2016
So many problems evident to the whole world except Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board
— Nizam (@_nizxmuddin_) August 14, 2016
Arsene Wenger more than deserves the sack.
— Laaiqah (@Laaiqahtheyoda) August 14, 2016
I despise Arsene Wenger so much man..wow.
— Xhaka Punch (@rialeallen) August 14, 2016
90% sure Arsene Wenger was intoxicated while selecting Arsenal’s back line for the day
— My Name Is My Name (@WhatsATochi) August 14, 2016
Arsene Wenger just doesn’t have a plan B ever. Think it’s time for him to throw in the towel
— ConnorJohn (@ConnorJohn5) August 14, 2016
I love @Arsenal but Arsene Wenger is arrogant… You spend +/-35mil on a player and he sits on the bench…new season, same old Wenger
— ~kumu~ (@kaysmatambo) August 14, 2016
3 months he had to bring in what was required, 3 MONTHS, what exactly is Arsene Wenger doing, the man is an embarrassment #AFC
— Mark Kelly (@SparksK21) August 14, 2016
Very sad but good in a way to lose. Arsenal need to buy a top striker and a centre back. Why Arsene Wenger is stubborn I don’t know?
— Salat (@safinfahmy) August 14, 2016
Arsenal opened the scoring through Theo Walcott in the first-half, as he redeemed himself for an earlier penalty miss.
The momentum firmly shifted Liverpool’s way just before half-time as Philippe Coutinho scored a sensational free-kick to equalise.
Coutinho again, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane scored three goals in 14 minute after the break to leave Liverpool cruising.
Substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and defender Calum Chambers did cut the deficit but Liverpool held out for a thrilling opening day victory.
Wenger opted to start England under-21 defensive pair Chambers and Rob Holding at the back but the risk didn’t pay off as they leaked four goals to an impressive Liverpool attacking unit.
In other Arsenal team news, the club’s supporters have reacted on Twitter as their new captain is named.