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TalkSPORT pundit Jamie O'Hara has slammed "embarrassing" Arsenal supporters for their "ridiculous" celebrations in response to their north London derby victory over the weekend.
The Gunners put in an impressive performance against fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, with goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Bukayo Saka sealing a 3-1 win.
Arsenal's eye-catching display at the Emirates Stadium secured their fourth consecutive victory in all competitions, easing the pressure on manager Mikel Arteta.
It marked a sharp turnaround from their early season form when a 5-0 loss to Manchester City consigned them to three successive Premier League defeats at the start of 2021/22.
The three points moved Arsenal above Spurs in the top-flight table on goal difference, leading to fans celebrating joyously following the final whistle and were later seen mobbing Aubameyang's supercar as he attempted to leave the stadium.
Academy graduate Smith Rowe also called it the best day of his life, and supporters called into talkSPORT to revel in the positive result.
Best day of my life!:heart: pic.twitter.com/kAoOgoo9QK- Emile Smith Rowe (@emilesmithrowe) September 26, 2021
However, despite dominating proceedings against an underwhelming Tottenham team, former Spurs midfielder O'Hara believes the reaction of the Arsenal fanbase has been over the top, especially given their dramatic decline in recent years.
"Can we get something right, right now. You've got nine points; you're going on like you've won the league!" he told talkSPORT Breakfast.
"You've beaten a bang average Spurs team with a bang average manager and you're going on like you've won the title. It's embarrassing.
"You've had the biggest fall from grace of any football club in the Premier League.
"You used to compete with Man United for the title. Now you're beating a rubbish Spurs team and giving it like you've won Europe. Get a grip of yourself, Arsenal fans. It's ridiculous.
"You used to have Emmanuel Petit, (Patrick) Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry. You used to batter teams at the top of the table. You've had the biggest fall from grace ever," O'Hara concluded.
:triumph: "Let's get something straight right now! You have 9 points and you're going on like Arsenal have just won the league!"- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 27, 2021
:eyes: "Arsenal have had the biggest fall from grace than any football club in the #PL!"
Jamie O'Hara tells #AFC fans to 'get a grip!' pic.twitter.com/DpXdZZcdQ8
Sunday's crushing defeat means Spurs have now lost their last three league fixtures, conceding three goals on each occasion.
Not even a late Son Heung-Min effort could spark the Lilywhites into action, leading to increased criticism over the newly appointed Nuno Espirito Santo in the Tottenham dugout.
Words by George Cannon.
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