Everton’s captain for the day Gylfi Sigurdsson was castigated by a number of Toffees fans on Twitter following his performance this afternoon.
Having not featured in their previous Premier League game, the Iceland midfielder came back into the starting XI for today’s goalless draw against Arsenal at Goodison Park.
In what has been a quiet season in front of goal for the 30-year-old, he remains stuck on one goal and one assist following his 17th league appearance of the season. [via TransferMarkt]
Sigurdsson failed to hit the target with either of his two shots against the Gunners and made just 20 passes – of Everton’s starting XI, only Alex Iwobi had fewer and he went off injured after only 11 minutes. [via WhoScored]
Chris Beesley of the Liverpool Echo said that “there were few party pieces for the highlights reel” from the Toffees playmaker, while Squawka‘s Ollie Thomas bemoaned his “ineffective” performance, writing: “One would want more from a player with his ability in a game like this.”
These Everton fans took to Twitter to hit out at Sigurdsson over his display against Arsenal:
Sigurdsson yet again proving that you can literally rob a wage
— Joe Griffiths (@J_Griffiths14) December 21, 2019
I forgot Sigurdsson was playing again. Stealing a living.
— Templeton Peck (@TempletonPeckJr) December 21, 2019
Gylfi Sigurdsson must be our worst ever captain surley?
— Jordan Niccolls (@JordanNiccolls) December 21, 2019
There will not be a worse performance in the premier league from any player this weekend than that of Sigurdsson.
— 1878 mate (@ToffeeCardinal) December 21, 2019
If we sell Sigurdsson before the end of this match it’s not soon enough
— Micah (@serenitynigh) December 21, 2019
We’ve missed someone like Sigurdsson today. Oh he’s playing?
— Chris Hughes (@ChrisHughes442) December 21, 2019
Possibly the worst performance I have ever seen by an Everton Player. Sigurdsson should never play for us again #EFC
— Sidney (@Sidney65606346) December 21, 2019
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Can’t wait for Ancelotti to get rid of sigurdsson, long overdue
— . (@johnnywestby2) December 21, 2019
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