Some Fans Praise “Nasty” Arsenal Star For “Outstanding” Display vs Burnley

By on December 22, 2018

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Some Arsenal fans have been heaping praise on Sokratis following another excellent performance during our 3-1 victory over Burnley at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

Sokratis joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund last summer in a deal worth around £18m and he’s proven to be an astute piece of business with the Greek international putting in some superb displays at the heart of our defence.

The 30-year-old has shown surprising pace and he loves the physical side of the game – which was just as well this afternoon as he enjoyed an intense battle with Burnley forward Ashley Barnes throughout the game.

At one stage, Barnes had Sokratis in a headlock on the touchline but the Arsenal defender stood his ground and more than matched the overly-aggressive Burnley players this afternoon as we eased to a 3-1 win thanks to a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a late strike from Alex Iwobi.

Mesut Ozil and Aubameyang are likely to grab the headlines after their excellent performances but Sokratis caught the eye of some Arsenal fans who’ve taken to social media to heap praise on the centre-back.

Many have hailed his ‘nasty’ side, saying it’s a quality Arsenal have lacked in defence for some time, another fan labelled Sokratis as an ‘absolute rock’ while one supporter said his display was ‘outstanding’ today.

The Greek defender has had a few injury niggles this season but if can stay fit during the second half of the campaign I think he’ll make a huge difference to the Arsenal back-line – which has looked suspect whenever he’s not played.

Check out what fans have been saying here:

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