Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat at French side Rennes on Thursday night in the first leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie.
An early goal put Unai Emery’s team in front at the Stade de la Route de Lorient but two yellow cards before half-time for defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos left them in the lurch.
WHAT. A. HIT! 💥
Benjamin Bourigeaud got a second bite at the cherry and it absolutely flew into the top corner!
A double blow for Arsenal after Sokratis was given his marching orders 👀 pic.twitter.com/ur2hE921hp
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 7, 2019
An equaliser was scored immediately following the red card and the hosts went on to conclude a comprehensive comeback, taking a strong lead back to the Emirates.
These were the best tweets and jokes after Arsenal lost 3-1 in Rennes:
— UrbanMan (@Khwima_urbanman) March 7, 2019
— Barry 🔰 (@barry007j) March 8, 2019
— knighty (@___knighty) March 7, 2019
— Mr Manuel Collins (@Manuelthe_rebel) March 7, 2019
— Dan (@danmacchio) March 7, 2019
Aubameyang vs Rennes | 2018/19 | Full highlights pic.twitter.com/DbuuVn4FQl
— (feat.) drake (@wouq_) March 7, 2019
This frees us up to concentrate on winning the Premier League
— KeithTheGooner (@KeithTheGooner) March 7, 2019
— noah (@npxyne_) March 7, 2019
Did Arsenal just get beat by an indigestion tablet?!
— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) March 7, 2019
Arsenal fans after losing to a team who are 10th in Ligue 1 pic.twitter.com/plBzakdnhz
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) March 7, 2019
Europa League really isn't for me. I miss watching Arsenal get knocked out of the Champions League round of 16
— Iman | ايمان (@nana_alaouie) March 7, 2019
Me watching Arsenal pic.twitter.com/G8H3E1pmvB
— Terje (@ArsenalTerje) March 7, 2019
Another Arsenal loss? pic.twitter.com/5u4LUqiowf
— Pro Scout (@Wrighty_8) March 7, 2019
— LacaBludclartZette (@BludclartLaca) March 7, 2019
— Čhįəf 🌊 🇸🇴 (@Abdi_TheLegend) March 7, 2019
Man sent off, lead lost, falling behind to a spectacular OG. A proper Arsenal performance summed up beautifully by this picture. pic.twitter.com/5T27a0Kp67
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) March 7, 2019
We've got our arsenal back❤🔥
— Shadymufc (@samaksh97) March 7, 2019
— To Telema Po Na Bana (@I_Am_Aloyo) March 7, 2019