Arsenal’s hopes of a top four finish in the English Premier League took a massive blow on Tuesday night after they were beaten away to relegation candidates Swansea City.
After wins against Crystal Palace and Chelsea over the last week, hopes were high that Arsene Wenger’s side had turned a corner on inconsistent form, but the same old failings came to the fore again against the Swans.
It was all going swimmingly when Arsenal took the lead in the 33rd minute thanks to Nacho Monreal, but a Sam Clucas double and a Jordan Ayew effort were enough to ruin the Gunners’ evening.
Fans were left fuming with the performance and had particular criticism for players like Hector Bellerin, who performed well below his best.
The Spaniard has struggled to capture his form of seasons past so far this term and supporters are increasingly growing impatient with the defender, with some even calling for him to be sold.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Tuesday showing…
What does Hector Bellerin offer to this team?
Average defensively. Below average offensively. Should have taken that 45mn from Barca #AFC
— RÖY (@19AJR) January 31, 2018
Was I the only one who noticed Bellerin rarely made a forward pass last night? I joined the game after 8 minutes and all he did were back passes. Literally, not even a side pass. #afc
— Dear One (@real_bolu) January 31, 2018
Bellerin is on 100kpw, been awful for the last one year, knows he's got no competition, cares more about fashion and his hair than learning how to cross.
Is it the mgr or the player?
Best sell this summer while people still thinks he's any good.
— I stan Mesut 😍 (@hawt_red) January 31, 2018
Bellerin & Iwobi are absolutely horrible overrated football players would not even make the bench in any of the rteams above us.. #afc
— Stylin..& Profilin Wooo! (@Ry85TooSweet) January 30, 2018
So much dead wood still to get rid of at the club!
Starting with Cech, followed by Bellerin, Mustafi, Elneny, Xhaka & Iwobi!! #AFC
— Field Marshal Gooner (@tHeGoOnErBoY) January 30, 2018
The contrast between bellerin and monreal…one is over 30 and the other is early 20s but you wouldn’t have thought the 30 year old would have more energy and hunger #afc
— ravimakwana.☀️ (@ravimakwana_) January 30, 2018
Imaging getting paid thousands of pounds a week to run up and down the line, put in a couple of shit crosses, get bullied off the ball and generally play shit. Then go home, dress like a clown and pose for Twitter. That's Hector Bellerin for you. Awful
— Kez Jackson (@Kez_Jackson) January 30, 2018
Never seen a player regress as much as Bellerin! Absolutely awful these days! Offers nothing at all!
— Matt Newman (@MattNewman93) January 30, 2018
Bellerin’s final ball is woeful #AFC
— Andrey (@MiaSanOezil) January 30, 2018
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