‘Hope He Retires’ – Some Fans Savage ‘Awful’ Arsenal Man For Display vs Brighton
Some Arsenal fans savaged Stephan Lichtsteiner on social media after his poor header led to a Brighton equaliser at the Amex Stadium this evening.
Some Arsenal fans savaged Stephan Lichtsteiner on social media after his poor header led to a Brighton equaliser during the 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium this evening.
Lichtsteiner was recalled at right-back today with Ainsley Maitland-Niles dropping to the bench following his run-out during the win against Burnley at the Emirates last time out.
The game started well for the Gunners as we opened the scoring in the 7th minute when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang curled home a superb goal following some great work from Alexandre Lacazette.
We could have doubled our lead with Aubameyang missing a superb chance to make it 2-0 and Arsenal were made to pay as Lichtsteiner’s poor defensive header from a simple ball over the top led to the Brighton equaliser in the 35th minute.
It capped a poor game from the Swiss international as he was woeful in defence and wasted a number of decent opportunities going forward with his crossing particularly suspect.
Some Arsenal fans were quick to criticise the full-back with one saying he ‘offers nothing’ to our game while another supporter claimed the 34-year-old has been ‘awful’.
Several fans demanded Unai Emery picks Maitland-Niles over Lichtsteiner from now on while another suggested the former Juventus defender should do the decent thing and retire.
It’s safe to say it was a poor performance from Lichtsteiner against Brighton today and he’s proven to be a disappointing signing since arriving on a free transfer in the summer.
The sooner Hector Bellerin returns from his calf injury the better as Arsenal sorely miss him and we clearly don’t have any adequate back-up when the Spaniard is unavailable.
Check out what fans have been saying about Lichtsteiner here:
Lichtsteiner has been awful. #AFC
— Fabian (@GoonerFabian) December 26, 2018
Would hope Lichtsteiner does the decent thing and retires at half time.
— ARSENAL (@Artekkers) December 26, 2018
Lichtsteiner is good for nothing. Offers nothing in attack and can’t defend. ?
— Walid Arsenal (@1Walid1) December 26, 2018
I don't want to see Lichtsteiner picked ahead of Maitland-Niles ever again.
— Terje (@ArsenalTerje) December 26, 2018
Please take litchensteiner off. And release him.
— Sam (@samuelJayC) December 26, 2018
Not since Stepsnovs at Old Trafford have I seen such an appalling all round performance from an Arsenal defender. Lichsteiner is loudmouth loon.
— Montana (@onearsenewenger) December 26, 2018
Watching Lichtsteiner is a bad hangover cure
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) December 26, 2018
The number of times Lichtsteiner has burst forward to get the ball in a dangerous area in this game, only to do absolutely nothing with it… (aside from giving it away). #briars
— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) December 26, 2018
Sub off Lichtsteiner with AMN
— You Are My Arsenal (@YouAreMyArsenal) December 26, 2018
Lichtsteiner is a lesson for the club… not many 34 yr olds adapt to the Premier League.
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) December 26, 2018
Lichtsteiner playing like he had one hell of a Christmas
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) December 26, 2018
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