Twitter Reacts As Olympiacos Knock Arsenal Out Of The Europa League

Manchester City co assistant coach Mikel Arteta.

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It is not the best time to be an Arsenal fan. The Gunners are doing poorly in the Premier League, presently in the 9th position, with hope to climb higher but that is frankly an ascent that is not backed by precedent.

In the Europa League, however, hope was once again flirted with and then betrayed as the English side suffered a deeply painful ousting at the hands of Olympiacos on Thursday.

The game actually started in the favor of the London outfit, with their away goal advantage reigning high due to Alexandre Lacazette’s late goal in Greece last week.

However, at the Emirates, Papa Abou Cisse scored in the 53rd minute, sending the tie to extra-time. In the 113th minute, it was to the delight of the home crowd that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a brilliant goal.

Alas, fate wasn’t on the side of the Gunners, with Youssef El Arabi netting an incredible goal on the cusp of the 120th minute to take his side to the Round of 16 on account of the away-goal rule.

Twitter was a sadistic place to be in the aftermath of the 1-2 loss, as fans stormed to the site for their catharsis.

This is certainly a tough period for Arsenal and the sheer quality and potential at the side make such results all the more tougher to digest. There is still hope for the Gunners in the Premier League, but as this European night has illustrated all too well, hope can be the cruelest of all things.

How will Mikel Arteta’s side internalize this result and where do Arsenal go from here?