Arsenal fans hated Mertesacker’s performance on Sunday

Arsenal failed to capitalise on their rivals’ woes in the English Premier League on Sunday, failing to win away to Southampton.

After Chelsea lost to West Ham and Manchester United were defeated by their city rivals, it was the perfect weekend to find a way to three points, but the Gunners were held by a resolute Saints side at St Mary’s.

Charlie Austin got the home side on their way in the third minute and could have extended their lead early in the first half with the Arsenal defence performing poorly. The Gunners were eventually bailed out by Olivier Giroud, who netted a vital equaliser just minutes from time.

Fans weren’t happy with the 1-1 draw though and were particularly critical of their defenders, especially veteran Per Mertesacker.

Some supporters feel his best days are behind them, with some even calling for him to never again pull on an Arsenal shirt after his performance.

They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…

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