Arsenal produced a superb performance in the English Premier League on Sunday, winning 5-0 at home to Burnley as Arsene Wenger said goodbye to the Emirates.
It was the Frenchman’s last home match in charge and on an emotionally charged afternoon, the Gunners blew their opposition away thanks to goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Alex Iwobi and Sead Kolasinac.
Not only were their attacking stars in excellent form, their defensive players shone too, with the likes of Konstantinos Mavropanos drawing particular praise from supporters.
The Greek 20-year-old was making just his second appearance for the club, the match again a massive opportunity to show what he can do in the Gunners’ defensive line.
He stood up to the physical challenge of Burnley superbly well, exciting fans who are desperate for a commanding centre-back to take charge of their lightweight defence.
They took to Twitter during and after the game to share their thoughts on his performance…
£300m release cause on Mavropanos please. @Arsenal
— C (@davidjcarri) May 6, 2018
Somehow the partnership between Chambers and Mavropanos is more assuring and solid than Koscielny and Mustafi.
— Bernard the Gooner (@bernard_gooner) May 6, 2018
Mavropanos bullying Burnley. Inject it into my veinsss 💉💉💉💉
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) May 6, 2018
Chambers and Mavropanos btw. Something special there I’m telling ya
— Jack Jones (@MrJackArsenal) May 6, 2018
Just watched our match highlight against Burnley, damn that Mavropanos lad is a bully, guy F'd Sam Vokes up 😂
— Gooner_esque (@winfieldlloyd) May 6, 2018
I like wha I seeing from Mavropanos, not only is he calm he has a don't take shit attitude. Just like he did to Lukaku last week, he was getting physical with Vokes today.
— Ryan Sparrock (@sparkster14) May 6, 2018
Sam Vokes of Burnley FC will never forget the beast of a defender that stopped him from scoring against AFC… MAVROPANOS
— pr3celes_jewel (@ekeng_okon) May 6, 2018
Konstantinos Mavropanos bullying Sam vokes… hmm I pray we've found a proper defender #greekgod
— Ayobami Oluwanisola (@ayobamikale) May 6, 2018
Mavropanos bullying Lukaku, then Barnes and now Vokes. Lanky fat strikers everywhere are shaking
— 〽️erci (@MathiasBleng) May 6, 2018
Mavropanos is man handling Vokes. This is unreal.
— Hussain (@MHGooner95) May 6, 2018
— le_jeff (@le_jeff_reine) May 6, 2018