Arsenal's hopes of lifting the Europa League and probably secure Champions League football next season were ended by Villarreal on Thursday evening.
Arsenal and Mikel Arteta failed to learn from the first leg mistakes against Villarreal and were dumped out of the Europa League following a goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners had suffered a 2-1 loss in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final and need a single goal without conceding to advance to the finals.
However, the north London side managed only a single shot on target in their 0-0 draw and Villarreal secured a 2-1 aggregate victory and a place in the Europa League final against Manchester United.
Fans were left ranting online asking for Mikel Arteta to be sacked early in the morning as they believe he has dragged the club behind since he took over from Unai Emery.
Truth be told, the Spaniard has set many unwanted records since his arrival, let us take a look below;
- Arsenal have failed to score in 10 home matches within a single season in all competitions for the first time in the club's history. The Gunners have failed to win in three consecutive home matches in Europe (D2 L1) for the first time since September 2003 (a run of six).
- Arsenal have failed to win in three consecutive home matches in Europe (D2 L1) for the first time since September 2003 (a run of six).
In the Premier League, Arsenal slumped to their ninth home defeat of the season when they lost 1-0 to Everton. The results broke an unwanted 91-year record in the process.
It is not the first unwanted record the Gunners have set in 2020/21, as they also produced their worst start to a league campaign since 1974/75.
The north London side has also lost six Premier League home games this season - that's more than in the whole of the last two seasons put together (5). It's also the most home league defeats since 1994-95 (also 6). They lost 7 in 1992-93.
Arteta is now guiding Arsenal to their lowest two Premier League finishes since 1995 the club is on the verge of failing to qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years.