'Terrible'...some Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Sokratis performance

Dublin , Ireland - 1 August 2018; Álvaro Morata of Chelsea in action against Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal during the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and Chelsea...

Arsenal struggled in their pre-season game against Chelsea.

Dublin , Ireland - 1 August 2018; Álvaro Morata of Chelsea in action against Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal during the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and Chelsea...

There were questions from some Arsenal fans when the club splashed out on Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos earlier this summer.

The 30-year-old centre-back did not find it easy last night when the club took on Chelsea in a pre-season game.

Arsenal drew the game 1-1, with Antonio Rudiger scoring the winner for the Blues before Alexandre Lacazette scored a last minute equaliser.

 

Lining up alongside Shkodran Mustafi, the pair did not look comfortable, an ominous sign ahead of their Premier League opener against Manchester City.

Sokratis' acquisition was a signing which split opinion when it was made this summer, and it is too early to write him off after one difficult pre-season game.

SINGAPORE,SINGAPORE - July 28: Timothy Weah of Paris Saint Germain fights for the ball with Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal  during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between...

Yet the fans who did have reservations believe they are being proven right already, and that manager Unai Emery could regret not choosing a different defensive alternative this summer.

Star defender Laurent Koscielny remains out with an injury, and youngster Rob Holding is still regarded only as a back-up option.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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