Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta had quite a cameo against West Bromwich Albion; and not the good kind.
The 33-year-old replaced the injured Francis Coquelin after 14 minutes at The Hawthorns, but had been substituted himself four minutes into the second half having left a trail of destruction behind.
The midfielder conceded a free-kick which led to James Morrison cancelling out Olivier Giroud’s headed opener, and then clumsily bundled the ball into his own net to gift the Baggies a 2-1 half-time lead.
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Arteta’s miserable 35-minute appearance was compounded when he was forced off with an injury of his own shortly after the restart, although his withdrawal was to the relief of some Gunners supporters!
I’ve never been so happy for us to get an injury. Arteta can fuck off.
— Jack Blackwell (@jack_blackwell) November 21, 2015
IM GONNA LOSE MY FUCKIN NUT HERE. BROUGHT ARTETA ON, GIVES AWAY TWO GOALS THEN COMES OFF INJURED — Spence (@Mr_Robinsonnn) November 21, 2015
Arteta came in for 45 minutes, gave away two goals, then goes off #JobDone
— Reece Brandon (@Reece_Brandon) November 21, 2015
Arteta basically came on, ruined the game for arsenal and then left. Tanks
— Oga Dammy (@Gubenheft) November 21, 2015
Glory to God .. Arteta Injured!!!!!!!!!! — sudharsan.j (@GoonerSudharsan) November 21, 2015
Arteta comes on… 0-1, concedes a freekick…1-1, scores an own goal… 2-1 worldclass!
— Charlie Quinn (@OdeySlick) November 21, 2015
The Spaniard has been a good servant for Arsenal since arriving from Everton in 2011, but the Emirates Stadium faithful appear to be losing patience with his recent performances and fitness record.
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