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Oh AFTV, what would do without your terrible takes on Arsenal? One Gunners' fan has provided us with the latest clip of hilarity, blaming Tariq Lamptey's 'loan' from Chelsea as the reason for their defeat to Brighton.
Arsenal took another knock to their top four ambitions on Saturday afternoon, just days after being embarrassed by Crystal Palace, in a 3-0 win by Patrick Vieira's team.
The weekend was Brighton's turn to pick up three points, as Graham Potter's side won 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium, after failing to win the previous seven games.
Brighton didn't even start Lamptey, one of their most talented players, with the wing back coming on with 13 minutes to play, and his side 2-0 ahead.
Yet that didn't stop AFTV's presenter asking if Lamptey's 'loan' from Chelsea was a problem, despite the 21-year-old signing permanently from the Blues in January 2020!
Arsenal fans are blaming Chelsea again ..this time for their loss to Brighton. Lamptey is a permanent signing you absolute pair of donuts pic.twitter.com/Puw8PUR0Ow
- Saratov :flag_ua: (@HKSaratov) April 10, 2022
The fan said 'it's all problem,' talking about the loan system in England, before going on to talk solely about Crystal Palace, and their results.
He was of course referencing the fact that Vieira's side have actually loaned Conor Gallagher this season, with the midfielder in form for the Eagles against Arsenal less than a week ago, and he'd laid into the loan system following the game just five days before his newest rant.
There is a point to his complaint, about Gallagher, and the fact that loan players can't play against their parent club in England, which does affect the integrity of the competition.
That doesn't happen in Europe, where players can face the team they're on loan from, which happened to PSG this season when goalkeeper Marcin Bulka helped knock them out of the Coup de France with his performance in a penalty shoot-out for Nice.
Despite perhaps having at very least a partially good point about Gallagher, the fact that the loans were being blamed for their two losses, and the fact that Lamptey isn't even on loan, caused much hilarity from rival fans.
@Gillen11 at it again the egg!!! And someone should tell him Lamptey is a permanent transfer lol
- Carl Jackson :star::star: (@jacko_cfc) April 10, 2022
Lamptey is having a long loan spell :joy:
- Rob (@RJPJournalism) April 10, 2022
These people are far behind,he said lamptey is on loan from Chelsea,do we need to remind them we sold Lamptey two seasons ago
- A•B•I•O•L•A :crown::sunglasses: (@_abiola23) April 10, 2022
This fanbase is all slowly morphing into Ty https://t.co/DO2VsuA9KW- Silk Demon (@TallerThanLife) April 10, 2022
lamptey came on in the 77th minute have some shame omg https://t.co/i1Mi0Ab4nC- daisy (@daisyylouu) April 10, 2022
Things don't even get any easier for the anti loan brigade, with the Gunners set to come up against Southampton next, who just lost 6-0 to Chelsea.
Ralph Hassenhutl's side have Armando Broja upfront, on loan from the Blues, and he couldn't play against his parent club in that game, a goal against Mikel Arteta's side would cause this one specific fan to lose his head.
The Saints also have Tino Livramento at right back who, like Lamptey, moved from Chelsea on a permanent deal, but that doesn't seem to matter too much.
Arsenal's latest loss, couple with Tottenham Hotspur's win against Aston Villa, later on Saturday, left them three points off the top four, though they do have a game in hand a north London derby to play.
Featured Image Credit: PA/AFTV
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