A number of Newcastle United fans have praised Miguel Almiron’s efforts on Monday night as the Magpies fell to yet another disappointing defeat in the Premier League.
Steve Bruce’s beleaguered charges lost 3-0 away at Arsenal as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace, either side of Bukayo Saka’s strike, ensured a routine victory for the hosts.
Newcastle, meanwhile, are now without a win in seven Premier League games, and have scored just once in their last seven games in all competitions.
Karl Darlow was the obvious standout for the visitors but, in terms of outfield players, Almiron was the only one who emerged from the game with any credit.
The 26-year-old worked hard throughout the encounter and looked a threat, particularly in the first half.
Here is what some Toon fans were saying on social media about the £42,000-a-week man:
Only Darlow and Almiron can walk of that pitch with there heads high the rest have been a disgrace to that jersey !!!!!
— AMK 🖤🤍🏴 (@BIGKINGO92) January 18, 2021
Almiron is the only one who looked slightly interested tonight #NUFC
— Jake Oliver (@jolivernyc) January 18, 2021
Almiron our best player an he’s taken off, yet still leaves Joelinton on 🤔
— Jaffa (@jaffa9765) January 18, 2021
None of these players are playing for Bruce. Some are playing for personal pride mainly Almiron…but I’d say he’s lost the players and has to go now! #nufc
— Gary Allan (@GAfatman) January 18, 2021
Seems the only outfield player who wants Bruce to keep his job is Miggy Almiron.
— Marcho (@Marcho451) January 18, 2021
Almiron the only positive. Transitioning into a half decent wing back. #NUFC
— chris (@chrisfalconer) January 18, 2021
Don’t think we’ve played that bad. Arsenals kids are league above best I’ve seen Arsenal for god knows how long. Almiron deserves champions league and Darlow should be number 1 for England. #NUFC
— Ross (@shed1409) January 18, 2021
Pathetic all over bar Almiron. Bruce hasn’t a clue how to set this side up, we have been dragged into a relegation fight in one of the worst ever PL seasons. #NUFC.
— Belfast Magpie (@thebelfastmagp1) January 18, 2021
Newcastle, now 15th in the table, are next in action on Saturday as they head to Aston Villa for a 8pm kickoff.