‘Playing against us’: Arsenal fans direct fury at one man amid struggles to bag crucial opener vs Brentford
Supporters of Premier League giants Arsenal have flooded to social media on Saturday afternoon, to make their frustrations with the standard of officiating in the club’s meeting with Brentford clear.
Mikel Arteta’s troops are of course currently locked in action.
Amid the club’s ongoing push for a top-4 berth, the Gunners welcomed capital rivals Brentford to the Emirates, desperate for revenge on Thomas Frank’s Bees after a 2-0 defeat at the Community Stadium on the opening day of the campaign.
To this point in proceedings, however, Arsenal have been left frustrated.
Despite completely dominating when it comes to both possession and attempts at goal, the hosts have been unable to find an all-important opener.
A strong first-half display but it remains goalless…
🔴 0-0 🟡 (HT)#ARSBRE
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 19, 2022
And, as alluded to above, on the back of the opening 45 minutes of action coming to a close on Saturday afternoon, those of a Gunners persuasion have made clear their feelings that the club’s failure to take the lead comes owing to the actions of one man and one man only.
The individual in question? Jon Moss.
Arsenal saw a number of penalty shouts turned down during the first-half of action versus Brentford, with one in particular, which saw an effort at goal on the part of Cedric Soares strike an arm in the visitors’ area, having culminated in widespread disbelief.
The backlash across social media, in turn, has been an absolute sight to behold, with just some of the highlights showcased below:
Goalless because of referee decisions like this pic.twitter.com/W6avYCgCsq
— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) February 19, 2022
Kind of incredible that Jon moss behaves this way on the back of what happened to us against wolves
— xanti cazorla (@royceusa) February 19, 2022
Jon Moss hates arsenal #ARSBRE
— Taiwo Wale (@wale_oladapo) February 19, 2022
I swear John Moss is playing against us.
— Certified Luo Boy (@OnyangoOnyach) February 19, 2022
Jon Moss is the worse Referee in the Premier league.
The #VAR too is useless when it comes to Arsenal matches@Arsenal should have gotten 2 penalties in this match#ARSBRE
— Mr Cardinal (@ChimezieAnosik4) February 19, 2022
Jonathan Moss should be interviewed after these horrible decisions 🖕🏻🖕🏻
— Mr. ARSENAL (@COYG_ARS) February 19, 2022
4 VARS pens turned down
1 offside ruled out
Saka fouled twice in and around the box
Yep nothing out of Jon moss and VAR today #arsenal
— Elias (@EliasIsAlive) February 19, 2022
Jon Moss been Brentford’s best player this half. Hats off 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— chrism (@bigcarlingchris) February 19, 2022
Brentford playing handball and John Moss doesn’t care
— Andre (@ThoresenAndre) February 19, 2022
John Moss: https://t.co/YH5DUP3gwu
— Saint Pablo (@_Santini_10) February 19, 2022
Instead of giving a clear penalty to Arsenal, Jonathan Moss decided to tell Lacazette that he and his teammates should calm down and not surround the referee.
How high will be the fine this time? pic.twitter.com/0FClCizRPF
— Val (@ClockEndVal) February 19, 2022
Say no more pic.twitter.com/MsCZx3FZNs
— James Mottershead (@mottersjames) February 19, 2022
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