Arsenal fans rage at what Aubameyang, Mustafi, Lacazette and Ozil did before the Norwich game

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A number of Arsenal players have been criticised by supporters for appearing to ignore their mascot ahead of their Premier League clash with Norwich.

In a video posted on Sunday, the Gunners can be seen arriving off the team coach at Carrow Road for Freddie Ljungberg’s first game as interim head coach.

The young mascot is shown standing in the tunnel wearing Arsenal’s third kit, the strip the side wore against the Canaries.

But as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Calum Chambers walk towards the dressing room they walk straight past without acknowledging the child.

The incident was caught by Norwich’s social media team as they put the footage on their  Instagram  Live story.

However, in the next clip the next group of players reportedly gave the mascot a high-five, with a fan writing: ‘To be fair, the next batch of players off the bus gave him a high 5 but no doubt the boy was excited by Auba, Lacazette etc.’

Despite this, fans still took to social media to slam the first five players for ignoring the mascot.

Arsenal drew the game 2-2, but needed a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to rescue a point after Norwich had twice taken the lead through Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell.

Arsenal were awarded a penalty in the first half after a handball in the box from Canaries defender Christoph Zimmermann.

Tim Krul had saved Aubameyang’s initial effort, but VAR ruled that it had to be retaken after encroachment from several Norwich players. The Arsenal top scorer made no mistake with his second spot kick.

After the game, Norwich boss Daniel Farke said he was not happy with the decision: “We put a great performance today against a great side: one point against Arsenal is always a great result. But we deserved to take all the three points.


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