Meslier’s unforgivable howler for Arsenal goal has Leeds fans fearing relegation

Leeds fans are fearing relegation from the Premier League after Ilan Meslier's unforgivable howler against Arsenal.

The Whites goalkeeper made a huge cock-up just five minutes into the crunch clash at the Emirates to leave his side facing an uphill battle in north London. Under pressure on the right-hand side, defender Luke Ayling played a routine pass back to the French keeper.

Meslier took a touch to get the ball out of his feet but let it run too far, allowing former Leeds forward Eddie Nketiah to steal in and bundle home to give the Gunners a 1-0 lead.

As Nketiah wheeled off, refusing to celebrate against his old club, Meslier was left with his head in his hands. Leeds defender Robin Kock dashed over to try and console the 22-year-old, who probably wanted the ground to swallow him up.

Leeds fans took to Twitter to blast the youngster, with some fearing that relegation from the Premier League is now a step closer following his costly error.

"You cannot be doing that when you’re down at the bottom fighting the drop. Silly from Meslier, got to get his head together," said one.

Another fan moaned: "Meslier has been absolutely pony this season. Mistakes like that in a relegation battle are unforgiving." While a third person said: "When you're in the thick of a relegation battle, and with tough fixtures, the last thing you need is a keeper as tragic as Illan Meslier."

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"Ahh Meslier man thats a horrible mistake to make relegation on the line," commented a fourth supporter. As someone else wrote: "F***ing idiots f***ing Meslier and Ayling shocking stuff relegation stuff."

Leeds' task was made even tougher five minutes later when Nketiah doubled Arsenal's lead. And things got even worse for the Whites midway through the first half as Ayling saw red for a nasty challenge on Gabriel Martinelli.

The relegation battle looks set to go down to the final week of the season, with Leeds, Everton and Burnley all involved in the fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

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