Arsenal and Sunderland played out a scoreless draw this weekend.
Arsenal saw their hopes of finishing in the top four take a dent when they could only draw 0-0 with Sunderland this weekend.
The Gunners are still five points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United but Louis van Gaal’s side have a game in hand, while Arsene Wenger’s men must still meet Manchester City in what could ultimately be a winner-takes-all contest.
That remains to be seen, but whatever happens next month the simple fact is Arsenal would have loved to get all three points this weekend.
Instead they had to settle for a point, in a match that saw Per Mertesacker retain his place in the Arsenal starting line-up.
The German international had to make do with a spell on the bench recently with Gabriel Paulista preferred alongside Laurent Koscielny. However, having played the whole match against West Bromwich Albion last week the big German was again a starter this weekend.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Arsenal fans thought of Mertesacker’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Good to see Mertesacker get a good run of games. Arsenal fans make Gabriel out to be Cannavaro. Most overrated player in our squad. #AFC— Alexander Wilson (@alexanderw_17) April 24, 2016
How many times does Mertesacker just linger on the ball then pass it to our right back in an awful spot?— AJ (@UFGoonerAJ) April 24, 2016
Giroud , Mertesacker, Walcott.... should definitely go this summer. Ox & Ramsey could be useful & could improve but very poor this season— Evan O'Leary (@eolaoire) April 24, 2016