The Spaniard retired from the game in May, playing his last game for Arsenal in the 4-0 win over Aston Villa in May, and will now take up a coaching role at Manchester City alongside Pep Guardiola.
But after receiving a warm send off from Gooners at the Emirates Stadium, Arteta’s stock amongst the supporters has dipped dramatically today, as it looks like he’s trying to pretend his five years in north London never happened.
If you go on Arteta’s Instagram account this afternoon, you’ll find that there is no mention of Arsenal – or any of his other previous clubs – and as well as deleting every picture he had wearing an Arsenal kit, he’s also unfollowed the club.
Needless to say, a lot of people are far from happy:
Arteta deleting any Arsenal content is a bit pathetic isn't it?..
— D (@Mesut1079) July 25, 2016
Arteta deleted his Arsenal pics on Instagram. I deleted Arteta from my heart. pic.twitter.com/ES9FpFjmGF
— 6 (@6Gooner) July 25, 2016
Arteta may have deleted all Arsenal related stuff from Instagram but I'll never be able to erase the memories of him playing ??
— Hal Robson Kanu (@math4FC) July 25, 2016
Arteta played about 30 seconds last season and managed to cost us two games, hopefully Arsenal do the same and delete him from our history
— Y2J (@Ozil_Ultra) July 25, 2016
Arteta was a big game liability, Fergie always managed to take him out of the game and teams like City, Liverpool ran rings around him.
— Invincible (@UnrealMonrealFC) July 25, 2016
Seeing Arteta's face makes me want to punch walls. Shocking player but its okay cos he completed 5000 sideways passes for Arsenal
— NAGOYA GRAMPUS EIGHT (@rackedupshawwty) July 25, 2016
Can u name one good thing Arteta did for Arsenal? I struggle to remember 1 shining moment in his career
— Trenthescreenwriter (@Goonertren) July 25, 2016
What do you think? Has he done anything wrong?