Arsenal fans react to Sokratis Papastathopoulos performance against Aston Villa

Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal battles for possession with Wesley of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on September...

Arsenal have won against Aston Villa in the Premier League this evening.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal battles for possession with Wesley of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on September...

Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to the performance of Sokratis Papastathopoulos against Aston Villa.

Sokratis was in action for Arsenal in their Premier League game against Villa at the Emirates Stadium in North London on Sunday evening.

The defender started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes, as the Gunners came from behind to win 3-2.

 

Unai Emery’s side have not looked great defensively in recent weeks, and against Villa, they were disappointing at the back again.

Sokratis, who has been on the books of Arsenal since the summer of 2018 when he joined from German club Borussia Dortmund, did not play well at the back, and was sloppy and shaky on many occasions.

According to WhoScored, the defender took one shot, played one key pass, had a pass accuracy of 79.6%, won three headers, took 60 touches, and made four tackles, one interception and three clearances.

Arsenal fans were not impressed with the performance of Sokratis against Villa and have criticised the defender on Twitter.

Below are some of the best comments:

Sokratis of Arsenal during the Arsenal Training Session at London Colney on September 12, 2019 in St Albans, England.

Positive result for Arsenal

Arsenal will be pleased with the final result, especially as they went down to 10 men in the first half and were also a goal down.

However, it is clear that the Gunners need to improve defensively, and perhaps Emery will have to make signings at the back in the January transfer window.

Sokratis of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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