Arsenal strolled to a 2-0 Premier League win against Brighton on Sunday afternoon – but Gooner fans took to Twitter to slam midfielder Granit Xhaka.
The Swiss midfielder was selected in central midfield alongside Aaron Ramsey as Arsene Wenger made nine changes to the side that secured a 4-2 Europa League win against Bate Borisov on Thursday night.
Goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi secured a convincing triumph for Arsenal as they maintained their brilliant home form and climbed to fifth in the table.
This was a brilliant performance from Wenger’s side but that did not stop fans from taking to social media to express their dissatisfaction at Xhaka performance, who was named in the league starting XI for the seventh consecutive match.
Xhaka’s criticism ranged from wrong passing to what some labelled as “pedestrian” style of play, with many fans claiming he should be dropped in favour of Jack Wilshere.
We have rounded up some of the best tweets:
Xhaka dont look fit. Very pedestrian and laboured.
Poor half fron afc tho could have at least 1 more goal #afc
— goonersaurus (@RobWoodfin1) October 1, 2017
— Taylor (@Taylor_Tweets_) October 1, 2017
Kind of game we need ozil. Xhaka and Ramsey not making any incisive passes #afc
— Richard emoche (@richie_emoche) October 1, 2017
— Daniel Clegg (@dan_clegg) October 1, 2017
— Dave Shirley (@DaveShirley9) October 1, 2017
I wanna see Elneny and Wilshere as our midfield duo. More disciplined than Ramsey-Xhaka #afc
— Ryan (@ryanrambler) October 1, 2017
Once Wilshere is fully fit Xhaka may be spending time on the bench. He has been average lately #afc
— Tunde (@Tund3_) October 1, 2017