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.
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 mate it’s time to go— Kyle_AFC † (@kyl3_hopkins) September 22, 2019
Luiz and sokratis need to be dropped they keep costing us it’s unreal how Emrey Dosent see it.— Talal El-Zein (@elzein32AFC) September 22, 2019
Luiz and Sokratis are the worst defensive partnership in the league.— A (@nonpareil_afc) September 22, 2019
We can’t move forward with Sokratis and Luiz as a pairing at all.— MO (@raptorAFC) September 22, 2019
Don't play Sokratis and Luiz together again...— WooFeR (@w0oferrAFC) September 22, 2019
Xhaka, Sokratis and David Luiz should NEVER play for Arsenal Football Club again and must have their respective contracts terminted with immediate effect at the end of the 90, along with Unai Emery’s. This CANNOT be allowed to continue #ARSAVL #AFC— Mbizo (@Mbizo91) September 22, 2019
I don’t know why but I have a feeling that Sokratis and David Luiz don’t trust each other #afc— # (@Ricks_14) September 22, 2019
We are a man down, and we are still trying to play from the back with both CB standing there like we are playing with 11.— Claude Wu (@claudewuAFC) September 22, 2019
David Luiz and Sokratis, expert in standing still (while the opponents are rushing towards them...).
It would be good if we don't play Sokratis any more. Man's a drama queen + bad defender!— Afc domain (@arsenaldomain) September 22, 2019
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.
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