Arsenal and Spurs produced the best game of the season so far as they fought out a bloody battle on Sunday, with the former recording an impressive 4-2 victory to move above their neighbours in the league standings. Mauricio Pochettino named a questionable starting XI and one man in particular is being slaughtered on social media for his performance.
Serge Aurier surely pumped himself up to the maximum for this game as it presented the opportunity to show Unai Emery, the man who sold him to Spurs from PSG last summer after a series of controversies, exactly what he’s about – he did just that as he was run ragged by a rampant Sead Kolasinac and turned inside out by the Gunners’ red-hot forwards.
The Ivorian’s frustration was on show early on as a failed interception forced him into unlawfully bringing down his man before angrily turning to Juan Foyth and accusing him of the mistake – wrongly, I might add.
The series of events which followed would lead to the hosts opening the scoring from the spot and things only got more heated from there as fans, players and staff clashed in what was one of the most memorable north London derbies to date – but it surely won’t be one Aurier talks about as often as we will.
Here’s how the White Hart Lane faithful reacted on Twitter.
Why are persisting with Serge Aurier? He is awful, Walker-Peters is much better #bbcfootball
— Daniel Potter (@snookerdan) December 2, 2018
I absolutely agree he is a total liability and gets far worse wrong than right, sissoko was back to making mistakes again and Davies I'm afraid the worst of the lot these 3 need to go.
— greg clark (@gregcl2002) December 2, 2018
I thought Serge Aurier was by far our worst performer
— Jon Porreca (@jonporreca) 3 December 2018
That Serge Aurier is awful, haven't Spurs got a youth team player who can fill in for Trippier? #thfc
— James Derbyshire (@JDerbyshireBWFC) December 2, 2018
@Serge_aurier shocking performance today, let the side down
— Nick Skinner (@NickSkinner_) 2 December 2018
@Serge_aurier you want to try playing in position every now again. Absolute worst player on the pitch today!
— Lewis Bailey (@LewisBails) 2 December 2018
Best defender Spurs have and he’s sitting on the bench.? How can ya justify that.!? Serge Aurier go back to Ivory coast. You are USELESS
— Ciaran Cummins (@CiaranCummins92) 2 December 2018
Serge Aurier is actually one of the worst players to ever wear a spurs shirt ?
— Brad (@BradleyKennedy_) 2 December 2018
Once again, Serge Aurier being a liability. 2 daft mistakes lead to that penalty #coys
— Phil The Beat (@philthebeat) December 2, 2018
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