Arsenal fans slam Arteta as key defender limps out of Leeds United clash
Arsenal vs Leeds
Arsenal and Leeds United are currently playing out a last 16 League Cup outing at the Emirates.
With the Gunners not in any European competition this term, the League Cup represented just one of two competitions Arsenal can realistically win during the 2021/22 season.
And, so far, Arsenal are on course to make it into the quarter-finals. The north London outfit would dominate the first 45 but were unable to muster up any sort of meaningful attack.
However, Arsenal eventually found the breakthrough when Calum Chambers headed home from a Nicolas Pepe assist after 55 minutes.
One foot in the Quarters for @Arsenal? #EFL | #CarabaoCup pic.twitter.com/WhDWnzSQfk
— Carabao Cup (@Carabao_Cup) October 26, 2021
Eddie Nketiah then made it 2-0 after 68 minutes.
Arsenal fans slam Arteta
It is not all rosy for Arsenal on Tuesday evening, however, as they have lost a key defender to injury.
Mikel Arteta did make a number of changes to his starting eleven against Leeds, with Ben White and Emile Smith Rowe the only survivors from the eleven that kicked off against Aston Villa last week.
🚨 TEAM NEWS!
🇩🇪 @Bernd_Leno in goal
🇪🇬 @ElNenny starts in midfield
🇧🇷 @G_Martinelli01 up front#CarabaoCup
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) October 26, 2021
Unfortunately for Arsenal though, Ben White would have to be taken off after 55 minutes with an injury:
Ben White injured. Calum Chambers on for him. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) October 26, 2021
It was goalscorer Chambers who came on for White. But despite taking the lead against Leeds, Arsenal fans are not happy with Arteta’s decision to start White – who has been arguably their best centre-back this term – against Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Just some of the tweets aimed at Arteta for his White decision can be seen below:
Fucking idiot arteta , i swear i knew he shouldnt have risked white
— Rutvik Bhushan (@Rutvikbhushan) October 26, 2021
Arteta playing and injuring Ben White in an EFL GAME. This guy has 0 Football IQ 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 #ARS #ARSLEE #AFC
— J (@JayLatturo9) October 26, 2021
Looks like Ben White is out. Why was he playing tonight. Mikel arteta risking player’s.
— JoshiLoveArsenalFC🆒 (@hitscharming) October 26, 2021
Seriously Ben white you risk him in game gets injured Arteta out now
— luca quarta (@MartinelliAFC1) October 26, 2021
Ben White injured? Arteta strikes again
— Arsenalonlyway (@arsenalonlyway) October 26, 2021
When in gods name is Arteta playing White for Carabo cup? WHY???? Carabo cup is for Holding and Chambers please keep him out and healthy for the league.
— K. San (@ayala10ng) October 26, 2021
Don’t care we scored why the fuck is White even playing today fuck off Arteta if he’s injured you prick
— ♣️ (@TFC2910) October 26, 2021
White injury is all cos of Arteta the genius
— Ay (@Ay_Gunner) October 26, 2021