Leeds United crashed to a shocking 4-2 defeat against Arsenal in their Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang smashed home a hat-trick, and Pascal Struijk headed home his first senior goal for the club in the second half.
That didn’t tell the whole story though, and it was the mistakes that cost the Whites their impressive recent away record.
Illan Meslier was at fault today.
The young Frenchman has certainly caught the eye at times in the Premier League, but today certainly wasn’t his day.
All four of Arsenal’s goals could have been prevented, and three of them were certainly the keepers’ fault at the Emirates.
For two of them, Meslier’s angles were shocking and it made it very easy for Aubameyang and Hector Bellerin to pick their spots in the first half.
The penalty was the worst of them all.
After dawdling on the ball, Bukayo Saka jumped in and it led to the keeper bringing him down and handing them another chance to score.
Many Leeds fans have savaged Meslier for his performance at the Emirates, with most of them claiming that this has been coming for months.
The majority admitted that this outing proved that the Whites need to bring in another goalkeeper in the summer, as they strengthen their squad.
MOT Leeds News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
Meslier is a secret Arsenal fan …#lufc
— jimmy crawford (@JamesAlfiej) February 14, 2021
— Paul Neesam LUFC 🏆 💙💛 (@PNeesam) February 14, 2021
WTF ! Meslier is having a horrible game.
— Steve In Rhode Island (LUFC) (@SteveInRI) February 14, 2021
Need a new keeper unfortunately – I'm a big Meslier fan but he's not at the stage of being a premier league keeper week in, week out. #lufc
— Sam (@samozg19) February 14, 2021
Meslier has had a nightmare game. But he's 20. And saved us so many times this year. And one game away from breaking the U21 GK clean sheet record.
Let's not start playing the "he's not good enough" game, he's got the potential to be our goalie for a decade #lufc
— Total Leedsball 🏆 (@TotalLeedsball) February 14, 2021
— MJ (@elland_toad) February 14, 2021
Not surprised Meslier messed up
That was always going to happen one day
He will learn from this poor display and move on 🙁
— nigel stanley (@nigelLUFC) February 14, 2021
Meslier has to go if Leeds are going to be elite.
— RobertAlonzo. (@Solonthethinker) February 14, 2021
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