Arsenal fans rage as Mikel Arteta wipes every trace of the club from his Instagram 5 years ago

Arsenal fans rage as Mikel Arteta wipes every trace of the club from his Instagram

These days, football fans love nothing more than looking for hidden messages in a footballer's social media activity.

Just look at the recent fuss surrounding Anthony Martial, for example. Having switched squad numbers with the incoming Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United, some will have you believe that the Frenchman is angling for a move away from Old Trafford.

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Why? Because he's apparently stopped following the club on Instagram and Twitter. It's the 'he's put his house up for sale' for the modern age.

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On Monday, it was recently-retired Mikel Arteta's Instagram account activity that was making waves.

Arteta called time on his playing days at the end of last season, budding farewell to Arsenal in the process. Weeks later, he accepted a role on Pep Guardiola's coaching staff at Manchester City.

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Now, if his Instagram account is anything to go by, Arteta is keen to wipe all trace of his Arsenal past having deleted every single image showing him in Gunners colours.

At the time of writing, only two posts are visible on Arteta's account - both of which show him in Manchester City clobber as he directs training sessions. As you'd probably guess, the posts have attracted plenty of snake emoji replies from disappointed Arsenal supporters.

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Although disappointed, the move gave many an Arsenal fan the perfect opportunity to tell the world that Arteta was crap, anyway.

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It's just like any messy breakup, isn't it?

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