Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Mike Williamson's performance v Arsenal

The 31-year-old received criticism aplenty for his display against the Gunners on Saturday afternoon.

Twitter was full of angry Newcastle United fans after John Carver's side lost 2-1 to Arsenal at St James' Park.

But not because of another horrible overall performance. The Tyneside outfit were certainly lacklustre and below par before half-time against the Gunners. After the break, though, Carver's men somehow found a new edge.

It wasn't enough to prevent yet another defeat, of course, and the anger on social media was aimed at individuals rather than the Newcastle collective. Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran were two such individuals, with plenty of Newcastle fans accusing them of being far from good enough for the Premier League (one even suggested a potential struggle to get into his local pub side).

It was defender Mike Williamson, however, that incurred the most wrath on Twitter after the 2-1 loss, with the 31-year-old being slated for a 'shocking' performance. Williamson was far from at his best against Arsenal and, according to some supporters, his best is still the worst in Newcastle history.

Some have defended his recent performances on social media by suggesting he was bought to get the Magpies out of the Championship - and that it isn't his fault there aren't any defenders better than him at St James' Park.

Others, though, were less forgiving. Here's a selection of what Newcastle fans were saying after the Arsenal game...

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