A few days on since their late defeat against Chelsea, Arsenal head into another big game tonight to kick 2020 off with a bang.
Who's the bigger joke?
While there were some promising signs against the Blues during the embryonic stages of the Mikel Arteta reign, the defensive problems were certainly apparent with the likes of Bernd Leno and Shkodran Mustafi criticised for their parts in the reversal.
Well, with Manchester United up next tonight at the Emirates Stadium, there’s further bad news on the defensive front. Indeed, according to BBC Sport‘s pre-match preview, Sokratis is likely to miss the game due to a concussion picked up in Arteta’s first game against Bournemouth on Boxing Day.
As per WhoScored, no one in the squad makes more blocks per game on average than the Greek international (1.4), while his 3 duels in the air a game won isn’t bettered by anyone either. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the reaction amongst Arsenal fans online to the news.
— ArtetaSZN (@Footbollistic) December 31, 2019
At this rate even Gunnersaurus will miss out
— Benignly Silly Guy (@Bra_Nana_Kay) December 31, 2019
Can Arteta go in defence?
— Chris Ⓥ (@Chris2104_) December 31, 2019
Delete profile and restart the game? It should help
— Mohit (@afcszn) December 31, 2019
When it rains, it pours
— guccinelli™෴ (@rsenal__) December 31, 2019
— ` (@doni_afc) December 31, 2019
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