Aston Villa fans on Twitter have been critical of Neil Taylor after his side suffered a 3-2 defeat against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
Dean Smith’s side took the lead in the first-half through John McGinn, with the home team then being reduced to ten men when Ainsley Maitland-Niles was shown a second yellow for a rash challenge on Taylor.
Despite having the extra man, Unai Emery’s side levelled the scores through a Nicholas Pepe penalty before Villa hit their opponents back straight after through Wesley.
But Villa then went onto concede a further two goals, with left-back Taylor getting some stick for the second goal which his side conceded.
Callum Chambers netted from Taylor’s side of the pitch, with Mings and the Welshman both at fault for not dealing with the danger.
But it is fair to say that some Villa fans on Twitter want Taylor dropped for the next match, as they would like to see Matt Targett selected in his place.
The summer signing has only featured once for Villa and that was an EFL Cup game against Crewe last month when he had to go off injured before the break.
Villa take on Brighton in the League Cup on Tuesday night before they host Sean Dyche’s Burnley in the Premier League at the weekend.
Here is a selection of Villa fans reacting to Taylor’s performance:
If Targett is fit he needs to play. Taylor has been consistent and a good player dont get me wrong. He is costing us in games and we cant keep dropping points like we are regardless of who its against
— James Tyler🦁 (@Tyler_avfc) September 22, 2019
Taylor does not belong on that field…offers nothing offensively #AVFC
— VenB (@vburani) September 22, 2019
I’m sorry but Taylor is not good enough for us. When is Targett back? #AVFC
— Every Week We Follow (@EveryWeekWeFol1) September 22, 2019
Dammed if you do, dammed if you don’t. If we go for it and lose, we’re naive, if we sit back and lose it’s inevitable. Hindsight is an easy thing. I blame Neil Taylor for the 2nd goal and that shifts moments in a big way
— Simon Wigley (@SimonWigley5) September 22, 2019
Tactics yes etc but again simple mistakes for the goals. Penalty we shoulda done better. Second between mings and Taylor it’s got to go and the third was a silly foul #avfc
— Mr P (@ip1103) September 22, 2019
Aston Villa to do list, I’ll start:
Elmo is a negative sub stop bringing him on.
Play Matt Targett and not Neil Taylor
— Luke (@av_lfd) September 22, 2019
2. Neil Taylor defensive masterclass
Not only has he played Chambers onside, he’s some how let the ball go through him and is then caught ball watching 😪 never rated neil taylor tbh, not good enough to play in the premier league.#AVFC #ARSAVL @villareport @VillaViews_ pic.twitter.com/iSs0GX0nNj
— WES7EY (@WES7EY_) September 23, 2019