The clash between Arsenal and Burnley provided entertainment for all sports fans when Sokratis and Ashley Barnes took it upon themselves to deliver a sensational Fight of The Night performance.
Arsenal defender Sokratis found himself on the receiving end of Ashley Barnes’ fantastic grappling skills during the first half of Arsenal vs Burnley at the Emirates Stadium.
Barnes did what any seasoned grappler would do when they find themselves on their back – by securing a headlock on Sokratis. Barnes’ reversal of Sokratis’ takedown sparked a melee between the two sides.
The pair clashed once more in the matchup, and once again Barnes stuffed Sokratis’ relentless takedown attempt.
Check out a video of the mammoth clash below:
What on earth is going on here then? ? pic.twitter.com/Gb9PaOsAmv
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) December 22, 2018
This video shows the second duel between the pair:
— Black ?eard (@DeoFam) December 22, 2018
Check out some fan reaction to the bizarre showdown between Barnes and Sokratis:
Put a ring in the middle and get Sokratis and Barnes in there.
— I b r a h i m (@TheNotoriousEB) December 22, 2018
Why the heck did Barnes catch Sokratis with a head lock?! This isn't WWE or MMA. ?? #ARSBUR
— Chin Sian (HellGuns) (@chinsian) December 22, 2018
Barnes, who chokeslammed Sokratis, who has been flying elbows left right and centre, who thinks this is WWE instead of football, scores. Shock.
— Iman | ????? (@nana_alaouie) December 22, 2018
Sokratis and Barnes fighting, wwe style #ARSBUR
— Abami eda (@skellebobsy) December 22, 2018
— gunnergal-1 (@afc1gunner) December 22, 2018
Sokratis might as well be a WWE wrestler #ARSBUR
— #LFC (@treyway_LFC) December 22, 2018
Burnley fans chanting ‘same old Arsenal, always cheating’ for Sokratis giving away a foul, about 2 minutes after Barnes had Sokratis in a headlock like something from WWE
— Gunner (@CechyNandos) December 22, 2018
sokratis, the new WWE superstar??????
— hafiy (@NabilHafiy_) December 22, 2018
Loving the duels between Sokratis and Barnes ??? #ARSBUR
— Noussair Matsraoui (@matsraoui) December 22, 2018
Forget about the fight for the Premier League title, this could be a battle for the ages that fans have been calling for since the beginning of the season.
I think I speak for all football fans when I say that I can’t wait for the pair to meet again, they managed to turn the pitch at the Emirates into their own wrestling ring.