Newcastle United fans turned to social media to blast the performance of attacker Ayoze Perez during the club’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.
The Spanish playmaker returned to the starting XI after the club’s midweek defeat to Everton, as manager Rafael Benitez chose to make five changes to his line up.
However, the change in personnel were unable to fashion a different result for the Magpies, with Mesut Ozil’s first half goal, a sublime volley from just inside the area, the difference between the two sides.
The Toon Army were frustrated with what they saw from their club, and took to Twitter to target their anger at Perez, who they clearly felt offered very little up front as his side looked for an equaliser.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
If I could choose one gift for Xmas it would be for Perez tae get sold ????????
— ⓢⓣⓔⓥⓘⓔ ⓚⓘⓝⓖⓗⓞⓡⓝ (@steviek1979) December 16, 2017
Perez absolutely useless
— James H (@jameshender21) December 16, 2017
Perez is the most frustrating human being alive #nufc
— Toon Army KW (@ToonArmyKW) December 16, 2017
Perez couldn’t hit the BROAD SIDE OF A BARN FFS #NUFC
— The Exiled Geordies (@NUFC_Podcast) December 16, 2017
Perez truly is awful.
— Lee (@BykerWall) December 16, 2017
— Christian Laidler (@Laidler01) December 16, 2017
Leave my club @AyozePG
— ⚜️®Ryan®⚜️ (@RyanIcardi99) December 16, 2017
The Spanish forward, who can operate either as an attacking midfielder or as an out-and-out striker, has been a favourite of boss Benitez this season, failing to appear in just one of the club’s 18 league matches this season.
Of those 18 outings, 13 have come in the starting XI, but he has found the back of the net just once so far, while chipping in with another solitary assist for his team mates.
In other Newcastle United news, Football Insider has rated and slated the players’ performances from the clash against Arsenal.