Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Per Mertesacker performance v Liverpool

Per Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker's display was under scrutiny as Arsenal drew with Liverpool.

Arsenal scored three goals at Anfield, but let themselves down by conceding the same amount and only coming away with a point.

The Gunners had twice bounced back from Roberto Firmino's goals, leading 3-2 before conceding a late equaliser to substitute Joe Allen.

It was a disappointing way to end, but the goal may have been preventable had centre-back Per Mertesacker thrown his body in the way.

Mertesacker made nine clearances during the contest, but was typically reluctant to get stuck in, failing to make a single tackle or interception. To his credit he did manage to block two shots, Allen's equaliser just wasn't one of them.

Defensive partner Laurent Koscielny did not have a great game either, although has been the more consistent of the two in recent weeks.

The centre-back who really stood out last time Arsenal played Liverpool, was Gabriel Paulista, who did well in the 0-0 at The Emirates.

He continues to be third choice behind the Franco-German pair, but there are a growing number of supporters who would like to see the Brazilian come into replace Mertesacker.

Here is a look at how Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter to his performance...

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