“Terrible Footballer” – Arsenal Star Savaged For “Shocking” Display vs Liverpool
Some Arsenal fans have savaged Stephan Lichtsteiner following his disastrous performance during the 5-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
Some Arsenal fans have savaged Stephan Lichtsteiner following his disastrous performance during the 5-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening.
Lichtsteiner has been deputising for the injured Hector Bellerin at right-back in recent weeks and the experienced defender once again lined-up alongside the likes of Sokratis, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac for Arsenal against Liverpool last night.
However, the 34-year-old looked out of his depth at times against a rampant Liverpool attack with Lichtsteiner’s poor attempted clearance leading to the hosts equaliser just two minutes after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had given the Gunners an early lead.
More shocking defending from Sokratis and Mustafi allowed Roberto Firmino to waltz through to make it 2-1 before another error from Lichtsteiner led to Liverpool taking a 3-1 lead en route to a resounding 5-1 victory over a beleaguered Arsenal side.
It’s safe to say the entire Arsenal team were well below par yesterday but some fans have vented their anger at Lichtsteiner with the Swiss international being savaged on social media.
One fan labelled him a ‘terrible footballer’ after comparing him to former Arsenal defenders Sebastien Squillaci and Andre Santos while another supporter described Lichtsteiner’s performance against Liverpool as ‘shocking’.
Another fan claimed the full-back is ‘a million miles off the pace’ in the Premier League while many disgruntled supporters called for the player to leave Arsenal or simply retire.
While it might be harsh to lay all blame at Lichtsteiner for Arsenal’s heavy defeat on Saturday it’s clear the former Juventus defender has struggled to adapt since joining the Gunners on a free last summer and Unai Emery is going to need to find an upgrade at the end of the season.
Check out what some fans have been saying here:
lichtsteiner is up there with Squillaci and Santos. Terrible footballer
— Omon (@Omo_BE) December 29, 2018
Lichtsteiner has been shocking and he has been responsible for 2 goals individually… Terrible man. The second goal was also him just jogging… Fed up of this
— Shree G (@ganesh_gooner) December 29, 2018
Don’t care what leadership qualities Lichtsteiner offers in the team, he is a million miles off the pace of the Premier League and is finished at this level. Get him off for Laca and move AMN to RB. #AFC
— Gunners.com (@Gunnersc0m) December 29, 2018
Genuinely rather play with 10 than have Lichtsteiner on the pitch.
Zero defensive awareness.
Offers nothing in attack. Good for nothing.
— Walid Arsenal (@1Walid1) December 29, 2018
Lichtsteiner cost us 2 goals today. Miss Bellerin so much.
— LTArsenal™️ (@ltarsenal) December 29, 2018
Can we take Steve Lichtsteiner off? Don’t even necessarily want to replace him, I just don’t want to ever see him again.
— S (@wood10_) December 29, 2018
Is Lichtsteiner done bringing a mentality to the dressing room? He can go
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) December 29, 2018
Lichtsteiner thanks for the beef against Spurs but it's time to retire.
— Oscar (@Reunewal) December 29, 2018
Lichtsteiner: the geriatric who gifted Firmino a hat-trick #LIVARS
— Elena Vryzakis (@EllyVryzakis) December 29, 2018
My new years resolution is to hound Lichtsteiner out of the club
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) December 29, 2018
You're telling me that Carl Jenkinson can't do a better job than this moron Lichtsteiner?? #Arsenal
— Erik (@oppaerik) December 29, 2018
Lichtsteiner is past it. It would be stupid to keep him next season.
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) December 29, 2018
Positive from the game we only have 5 more months with Lichtsteiner.
Negative fron the game WE HAVE 5 MORE MONTHS WITH LICHTSTEINER.
— Joy (@022Wenger) December 29, 2018
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