Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage again and their supporters couldn’t hide their dismay at another early exit.
Luis Suarez put the game beyond doubt with an emphatic bicycle kick, before Messi added insult to injury with a late third goal.
Twitter users were keen to remind Arsene Wenger that he is yet to deliver Champions League glory, despite Mohamed Elneny offering him brief respite in the second half with a fabulous first goal for the club.
Arsene Wenger is mocked up in a Mission Impossible pose by Bleacher Report as they label it ‘Farce Nation’
Arsenal have never won the Champions League and Football Trolls reminded us of that with this viral image
There were six changes made to the starting lineup which suffered defeat to Watford in the FA Cup but the result still remained the same on Wednesday evening.
An exit in first knock-out round stage of the Champions League for a sixth successive year will inevitably put Wenger under serious scrutiny and the mocked up images illustrate just that.
Arsenal struggled to deliver when it really mattered most at the Nou Camp. Emmanuel Petit suggested he should step down before the match and called for him to let a former player take the reigns and the fans may very well be agreeing with him now.
Ian Wright admitted the pressure was on his former side, before the game had even started ,when he said: ‘It’s bigger now. The league form hasn’t helped. This is the sort of game that can take their minds off it.’
It soon intensified during the match when Arsenal struggled to deal with the occasion and Jordi Alba’ nutmeg on Hector Bellerin was a symbol of the humiliation of the defeat in Spain.
Fears over Mathieu Flamini’s temperament before kick-off wer also realised as he was subbed before the break having been booked.
Bleacher Report summed up the mood of the night when they showed Wenger in Mission Impossible pose and labelled the movie ‘ Farce Nation’ as Arsenal were rattled once more.