Some Arsenal fans took to social media to hit out at one of the players who featured in the Gunners’ 3-2 defeat to Southampton in the Premier League.
The Gunners went into Sunday’s trip to Southampton, looking to maintain their push for a top four finish after watching rivals Tottenham Hotspur secure a late win against Burnley 24 hours earlier.
Spurs’ win at Wembley meant Arsenal had to secure maximum points in order to remain at least two points behind third place, but a frustrating show saw the Gunners succumb to a 3-2 defeat.
Featuring in that game was Bernd Leno, who has been starting in goal ahead of Petr Cech in recent months, despite criticism from certain supporters that the summer signing has not been convincing so far this season.
Leno did not manage to keep a clean sheet once again as Southampton scored three times to end Arsenal’s long unbeaten run and some fans did not hesitate to bash the goalkeeper after the game…
Soton's winning goal. Bin Bernd Leno. Enough said. Prone to mistakes like Loris Karius. Not good enough.
— S. Amir (@shhrlmr) December 16, 2018
Bernd Leno is not a better goalkeeper than Wojciech Szczęsny or Łukasz Fabiański.
— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) December 17, 2018
That's now 3 mistakes in 3 PL games for Bernd Leno that led to goals!! Its all good playing well with your feet but if you can't stop giving away easy goals through very bad positioning then its something he needs to work on! Bad defensive display by arsenal! @LeeGunner82
— Lawrence Bailey (@LawrenceBailey0) December 16, 2018
Not much has been said about the Leno mistake that gifts Southampton the winner yesterday. Almost like there’s some kind of agenda. ?
— Coops (@PaulCoops11) December 17, 2018
Horrible mistake by Bernd Leno
— Luuk (@luqmanabdsalim) December 16, 2018