Runarsson forced to deactivate Twitter account after Man City humiliation

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Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Runarsson has deactivated his Twitter account in the wake of the club's recent defeat to Manchester City.

The Icelandic international, who arrived from Ligue 1 side Dijon in the summer, made his fifth Arsenal appearance on Tuesday evening.

But it was one to forget for the 25-year-old – and not just because the Gunners shipped four goals to City and crashed out of the Carabao Cup.

With the scoreline at 1-1, Runarsson flapped at Riyad Mahrez's free-kick and effectively punched the ball into his own net.

Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte went on to wrap up the win for the visiting side and end Arsenal 's Carabao Cup trophy hopes.

Shortly after the encounter Runarsson deactivated his Twitter account.

"It is [a terrible moment for Runarsson] but we win and lose together," Arteta said at full-time on the mistake.

"Alex has played other games. We decided to play him tonight for lots of reasons and that’s it. The responsibility is for all of us."

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The loss to City follows a run of five defeats in seven Premier League games for Arsenal.

Pressure is now mounting on Arteta who faces another tough task in Chelsea on Boxing Day.

"We are in big trouble," confessed the Spaniard.

"I am focused on the fighters we have. I see a lot of fighters. This was a really painful moment again. We conceded a soft goal really early and to get through that is difficult but we reacted and scored.

"After that we were the better team but then we conceded another soft goal."

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