Arsenal beat Portsmouth 2-0 in their Fifth Round FA Cup tie last night and many fans of the North London were left furious at the actions of parts of the Fratton Park faithful.
Mikel Arteta named a young side for the trip to the South Coast, while Kenny Jackett also made a number of changes, hinting that promotion from League One remains his top priority.
Both sides had their chances in a relatively even first half but the Gunners took the lead in stoppage time through Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
Eddie Nketiah doubled their lead six minutes after the break, bundling in a Reiss Nelson cross from close range, and from that point the result did not look in doubt.
The result means Arsenal are the first side to qualify for the next round of the FA Cup but it was not all good news for Arteta’s men as they lost Lucas Torreira due to injury.
The midfielder was stretchered off after a heavy challenge in the first half and received a nasty reception from the home support, who booed and mocked him.
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That response has not gone down well with the Gunners faithful, many of whom took to Twitter to express their fury.
Read the reaction of Arsenal supporters here:
Good to see Nelson back & have a great game and Marí played well, too. Not a fan of the classless Portsmouth fans booing and singing “same old Arsenal, always cheating” when Torreira went down with the significant ankle injury. Hope he’s ok. #AFC
— Chris Moore (@chrismoore32) March 2, 2020
Cannot get over the amount of gestures from the Portsmouth fans towards our players. Disguisting behaviour. #AFC
— Rodders🔴⚪⚽️ (@gunner_irish) March 2, 2020
Disgraceful tackle. Torreira maimed.
Mike Dean needs to re-visit the definition of "excessive force".
A minority of Portsmouth fans an absolute disgrace.
— It's a Paul (@thepaulpbrown) March 2, 2020
Arsenal vs Portsmouth:
• Martinelli’s workfare is insane.
• Nketiah’s movement is exceptional.
• Nelson was absolutely electric.
• Mari had a very solid debut.
• Hope Torreira is okay.
• Portsmouth fans are horrible.
• Mike Dean’s a joke.
A good day at the office. ✅ pic.twitter.com/4kr1fXIGze
— ♣️ (@AFCMax9) March 2, 2020
hahaha classless fans deserve it, hope u bottle promotion and stay where you belong pic.twitter.com/lwxgXIaiur
— ace (@ftbl_ace) March 2, 2020
Shame to all your fans out there for mocking an opposition player even when badly injured. I pray you guys dwell in League One for eternity.
— Omar (@Omar28923716) March 3, 2020
Hahahahahahahaha maybe next time tinpot club
— Jamie🇮🇪 (@6UENDOUZI) March 2, 2020
And yours is Torreira getting injured. Stay in your league one lane
— dylan🦋 (@afcdyIan) March 2, 2020