Loads of Everton fans have been reacting to their defeat at the Emirates on Sunday, and they’re absolutely delighted with the performance of Idrissa Gueye.
Everton have now lost consecutive matches for the first time in Marco Silva’s reign, but there were certainly some positives to take from the defeat at Arsenal.
Unai Emery’s Gunners won 2-0 courtesy of goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but the Toffees had some really good spells, showing confidence on the ball that they simply would not have shown under Sam Allardyce.
Out of possession the star of the show was Gueye, who made a ridiculous ten tackles. To put that number in perspective, no other player on the pitch made more than four tackles.
The 28 year-old also chipped in with three interceptions and three clearances, all while completing 82 per cent of his passes.
Fans have been heaping praise on their tough tackling midfield ace, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
If you did a Gueye highlights package today and titled it Arsenal 0-2 Everton, you wouldn’t question giving him a 9 out of 10, he was immense regardless of the scoreline.
— Van_Der_Yes (@Van_Der_Yes) September 23, 2018
I thought Gueye was great defensively. Offensively it’s never going to be great.
— Steely Done (@Ritalinhead) September 23, 2018
Gana would have been MOTM most likely if we won that. Made a huge difference winning balls.
— Jon (@Deathspike) September 23, 2018
Now the dust has settled, we played well but scoring evaded us and a striker in January in a necessity. Thought Digne, Gueye and Richarlison were brilliant. Keane and Davies* had a good game. Much better needed from Walcott and DCL though
* not same admin from last night
— ComeOnYouBlues.com (@ChatEverton) September 24, 2018
I know we got beat but Gueye was outstanding there!
— AB (@AndyBeav96) September 23, 2018
Gueye & Richarlison we’re the best players on the pitch! The difference yday was they’ve got 2 quality strikers and we’ve got DCL
— Ben Hawley (@hawley_ben) September 24, 2018