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13th May 2022

Mikel Arteta trolled with Snapchat filter after North London Derby loss

Daniel Brown

Mikel Arteta snapchat filter

Football fans are truly unrivalled

A video of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta ‘crying’ during his post-match interview after the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur has gone viral on social media.

While the Gunners boss was incredibly angry after the 3-0 loss against Spurs on Thursday night, he didn’t *actually* cry – but that didn’t stop rival fans from making it look like he did.

Harry Kane scored twice for the home side in the first half, before Son Heung-min bagged in the second period to move Conte’s men just one point behind Arsenal in the battle for the fourth Champions League spot.

Mikel Arteta snapchat filter

The game saw a number of controversial moments, with Spurs being awarded a penalty by referee Paul Tierney for a shove by Cedric Soares on Son for the opening goal.

Arsenal defender Rob Holding was later shown a second yellow card after he appeared to push his elbow in to the face of Son before the half time break.

Gunners boss Arteta was so angered by the performance of the referee that he refused to speak about it, but Conte was quick to fire back at the Spaniard.

Fans put Snapchat filter on Arteta during interview

Shortly after his post-match chat, a video of Arteta delivering his interview with Sky Sports with a crying filter quickly went viral on Twitter.

The crying face filter is one of Snapchat’s most recent additions, and it has – understandably – been met with immense popularity.

Battle for fourth heading for final day

Spurs needed to overcome their north London rivals in order to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four alive, while the Gunners could have secured their spot in the Champions League next season with a win.

Both sides have two games left to play, with Conte’s side facing fixtures against Burnley and Norwich, while Arteta’s side will compete against Newcastle and Everton.

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