Nicolas Otamendi has managed to generally avoid criticism from Manchester City supporters, despite a shaky display at the Emirates Stadium last night against Arsenal.
Otamendi was brought to City from Valencia in the summer transfer window, but he is yet to fully prove himself in the Premier League.
The Argentine defender has put in some below-par displays, but City fans are convinced that he will come good.
Supporters of Manuel Pellegrini’s side feel that he is having to do too much covering work for Eliaquim Mangala to thrive currently.
Mangala was all at sea against Arsenal, and it forced Otamendi to look vulnerable.
The Gunners beat City last night, with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud scoring the goals which provided them with the three points.
City did strike a late goal through Yaya Toure, but it was not enough to get them back into the contest.
City are now four points behind Arsenal and six points away from top of the table Leicester City, with frustrations rising at the Etihad Stadium.
Here is the best reaction from City fans to Otamendi’s display against Arsenal.
@Joey7Barton what about Otamendi and Fernandinho? Both class players, Otamendi and Kompany need more time to gel but will be mustard.— Asa Hosler (@AsaHosler_MCFC) December 22, 2015
@GlauberBerty I think Otamendi will be OK. He hasn't been terrible, but will obviously struggle alongside that dope.— Adam Bailey (@Dembe_MCFC) December 22, 2015
@MCFC I'd like to offer my services to play alongside Otamendi from now on. I'm a very amateur winger, so I'm clearly better than Mangala.— Bars Fam. (@ArchonBlue) December 22, 2015
@MCFC mangala has confidence issues, otamendi is passionate & bold, we need a steadying influence at the back.v.kompany can't be relied upon— jide awobamise(Dr) (@Drjohba) December 22, 2015
Upon reflection of last night, I now see that Otamendi is actually good,but tries too hard to cover for the Mango/Demichelis pairing. #MCFC— Everything City (@Everything_City) December 22, 2015