“Liability”, “Shocking” – Some fans destroy Arsenal man after West Ham defeat
Arsenal fans have destroyed Granit Xhaka after his poor clearance led to West Ham’s winning goal during our defeat at the London Stadium this afternoon.
Some Arsenal fans have destroyed Granit Xhaka after his poor clearance led to West Ham’s winning goal during our defeat at the London Stadium this afternoon.
Xhaka was recalled to the starting eleven alongside Matteo Guendouzi after being rested for the FA Cup win over Blackpool last weekend meaning summer signing Lucas Torreira was surprisingly left on the bench.
Arsenal really struggled to get going or create any clear-cut chances with a pedestrian midfield of Xhaka and Guendouzi failing to take control of the game against a mid-table West Ham side.
A poor performance from Xhaka was capped by a shocking headed clearance from a corner than fell straight to the feet of Samir Nasri just yards away and the former Gooner set-up Declan Rice to fire home the opening goal shortly after half time.
Unai Emery hauled Xhaka off and replaced him with Aaron Ramsey ten minutes later as we looked to find an equaliser but we barely created a decent chance and slumped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the London Stadium.
Fans have been reacting on social media with many slamming Xhaka for his ‘shocking’ clearance with some supporters labelling the midfielder a ‘liability’ due to the number of errors he makes that lead to goals.
One disgruntled fan even claimed that Denilson and Alex Song were better than the Swiss international while former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong claimed any fan that thinks Xhaka is good is ‘deluded’.
Check out what people have been saying here:
Denilson and Song were better than Xhaka dont @ me #AFC
— ThatGuyDaryl (@ThatGuyDaryl) January 12, 2019
Wow. Granit Xhaka mate. Shocking.
— SuburbanGoonerChris (@SuburbanGooner) January 12, 2019
I can’t believe I see people on here saying Xhaka is our most important player, he’s the biggest liability we’ve had in midfield for years. Preferred the days of Denilson, Flamini, Song etc.
— Kentish Gooner (@ViewsGooner) January 12, 2019
Any arsenal fan that actually think Xhaka is good is bloody deluded I’ll play Ramsey anytime of the week https://t.co/UBdx7fkJ2a
— EMMANUEL FRIMPONG (@IAMFRIMPONG26) January 12, 2019
My patience with xhaka wearing thin now.
Defended him previously but is so stupid at times and it's costing us goals. #afc
— robdagooner (@RobWoodfin1) January 12, 2019
Shocking from Xhaka.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) January 12, 2019
Xhaka just another denilson and when he's gone everyone will talk about how shit he was and no one will confess to actually rating him.
— Daley (@DaleyD83) January 12, 2019
Xhaka, yet again, terrible clearence. #WHUARS
— Footie Analyzer (@AnalyzerFootie) January 12, 2019
What the hell was Xhaka doing? Idiot!
— Steve Shimmons (@ShimmonsSteve) January 12, 2019
Granit Xhaka might be the poster child of the spreadsheet merchants, but he is so consistent with sloppy errors. Awful clearance from a captain today. Also showed how poor he is under pressure. No pace at all, very weak, never going to hit the level we need there.
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) January 12, 2019
Hope Xhaka walks straight into the dressing room and places himself firmly in the bin.
— Squid Boy (@TheSquidBoyLike) January 12, 2019
Shocking ‘defensive’ header by Xhaka.
The amount of errors he commits that directly lead to chances/goals is by far the worst and most frustrating part of his game. ? https://t.co/r4L1wqnDFB
— Moh Haider (@ArsenalMoh8) January 12, 2019
Xhaka with an appalling clearance there
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) January 12, 2019
Xhaka lovely cushioned headed assist for their goal.
— Andy (@yorkshiregunner) January 12, 2019
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