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The Gunners got off to the worst possible start as Man City raced into a two-goal lead inside just 12 minutes on Saturday.
Arteta's side showed no signs of getting back into the game and a clip in the 23rd minute sums up their outing at the Etihad Stadium.
The ball was played back to Ederson who held onto it for a period of time without any pressure from the opposition.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the closest man to the Man City goalkeeper, but he literally just stood there while looking around the pitch.
Bukayo Saka eventually pressed the Brazilian stopper as he hurled the ball out.
Arsenal's press :flushed::flushed::flushed::flushed::flushed::flushed: pic.twitter.com/3u6Yn9Mx8K
- Ramjan :astonished::astonished: :flag_ps: (@FR_MUFC1) August 28, 2021
Arsenal's lack of pressing angered fans online.
One tweeted: "Oh God! What are we trying to achieve by trusting the process? We are turning into a meme Club."
A second wrote: "My reaction when I watched the match. I don't get why Aubameyang just stood there."
A third added: "There was simply no passion by them yesterday. Why do I feel like they want Arteta sacked?"
I'm glad Lionel Messi did not go to the Premier League, there's no way he'd have be able to handle the intensity. https://t.co/AKJRCwtlLg
- Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) August 29, 2021
Ederson is arguably the best passer in City´s back 5. The combination Arsenal not pressing him & the movement from City´s midfielder makes it almost pointless for Arsenal to defend in a high-block. pic.twitter.com/IStKoLqB7h
- Eric Laurie (@EricLaurie) August 28, 2021
Ederson is actually trolling all of Arsenal forwards, why are they not pressing :sob::sob:
- :zap:. (@MadridNations) August 28, 2021
Arsenal are rooted to the bottom of the table and have yet to score in the league heading into the international break.
But Aubameyang insists they must pull together as a team.
Speaking after their 5-0 loss to Man City, he said: "I think we need to talk between us players.
"I think this is now important because we are Arsenal and we need pride. We have to talk and say the truth between each other, be honest and raise the level.
"For sure (it) is going to be difficult, but we are a team. We have to stick together in this moment."
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