‘He’s been poor, bin him!’ – Twitter bashes Arsenal star after Swansea trip
Five consecutive wins in the Premier League has Arsenal receiving all the plaudits by ease, but Per Mertesacker in particular is having to work for any praises.
After back-to-back starts in the Gunners’ last two games following his return from illness, the German appears to be a first-choice option for Arsene Wenger at centre-back.
However, some fans are disputing the idea of Mertesacker starting ahead of Gabriel after the 31-year-old’s display during the first half of the trip to Swansea City.
After a suspected hand-ball and a few nervy moments nearly gifted the opposition a goal on Saturday, the German veteran is becoming Arsenal’s weakest link according to some fans on social media.
Mertesacker is a fantastic professional. But my god is he past it now. Too slow and full of mistakes
— KUN4L🇿🇦 (@TheRealKunzeey) October 31, 2015
Gabriel must start again Bayern. Muller or Lewa won't miss the 1 on 1 Gomis missed today. Mertesacker has been poor.
— Boy Genius (@ToluFrank) October 31, 2015
Don't understand why Wenger keeps picking Mertesacker over gabriel when Merte is liability for us EVERY WEEK!
— Ramsey & Wilshere (@WilshereCrowley) October 31, 2015
Laurent Koscielny is some defender mind, does his own job & Per Mertesacker's.
— Lloyd. (@LloydTellis) October 31, 2015
Mertesacker’s been horrible today. A CB who’s scared to block shots. Embarrassing.
— RG⁶ (@registability) October 31, 2015
Really think we should bin Mertesacker.
The guy's become such a liability now. Gabriel and Koscielny is the best partnership in the league.
— Puneet (@Punz_97) October 31, 2015
per mertesacker is a great defender but his pace is worrying, gabriel should be starting ahead of him, gomis scoring could have cost us.
— ARSENAL (@sportsmantmt) October 31, 2015
We needed that clean sheet. Shows you how settled this back 4 are minus mertesacker, I prefer Gabriel but Per is a smart guy sometimes.
— Sabah Chötu (@Sabah_ChotuAFC) October 31, 2015
And from an envious Tottenham fan….
Jesus how lucky were the scum. Gomis should have had a penalty, Cech should have been off & mertesacker handballed it in the box.
— Mett (@MTTRDDN) October 31, 2015
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