Arsenal fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to Per Mertesacker’s performance against Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby on Sunday evening.
Mertesacker started the Premier League game against Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium and played for the entire 90 minutes.
The German central defender’s performance was far from impressive, as he struggled against the Spurs attackers and was often a liability at the back.
The 31-year-old took one shot, had a pass accuracy of 85%, won 40% of the tackles, and made one interception, five clearances and one block.
The Gunners were the second best team in the first half, but they rescued a point with an equaliser in the second period.
Following the match, Arsenal fans took to Twitter to have their say on the performance of Mertesacker and sent a clear message to manager Arsene Wenger about him.
Below are some of the best comments:
Can't believe some fans still rate Mertesacker, Low dropped him because he was a weak link..Gabriel over him #afc— Real Mills (@RealMills_AFC) November 8, 2015
I don't ever want to see Per Mertesacker or Joel Campbell near another Derby they are the players to use at Norwich away in the cup #AFC— Hector Bellerin (@HateMourinho14) November 8, 2015
By now Mertesacker should be a retired footballer. #AFC— Viva La Patria!!! (@Bidexie) November 8, 2015
Always thought we should be playing Gabriel instead of Mertesacker, such better positional awareness #AFC— Cam Hughes (@camhughes) November 8, 2015