Arsenal fans lose patience with error-prone Xhaka following West Ham defeat
It seems as if Arsenal fan’s patience is wearing thin after another costly error from Granit Xhaka.
In his side’s away trip to West Ham today, a misjudged header into the path of Samir Nasri led to Declan Rice scoring his first goal in senior football, taking all three points in a crucial game.
This isn’t the first time Xhaka has been the root cause of Arsenal’s issues. With his error against the Hammers, Xhaka has now made more mistakes leading directly to goals than any other outfield player since the start of last season.
To add insult to injury, the Swiss was replaced after 58 minutes. But as was evident from Arsenal fans’ reactions, the damage had already been done.
Here’s what they had to say.
This xhaka is poison.. has brought nothing to my club except pain and bitterness.. and arsene signed him when we should’ve gotten kante for 20 mill.. xhaka was 35 mill.. horrible stuff
— he_who_is_named_blue (@TheBlueHelmsman) January 12, 2019
— Kenan Kazimov (@kenankazimov) January 12, 2019
Another Wenger dud!
— Jim Devlin (@devlinjim) January 12, 2019
The worst player I’ve seen in my club along with Mustafi.!
— Arsene H (@Arsene1034) January 12, 2019
I remember his debut season, he was touted as the better purchase than Paul Pogba 😂😂😂
— kamal metuddin (@kamalmetuddin) January 12, 2019
With many fans bemused at Xhaka still maintaining a place in Emery’s starting line-up, the manager may interpret this error as the nail in the coffin for now.
However, given Aaron Ramsey looks likely to head off to Juventus soon, his side are already lacking depth in midfield and the inability to make any permanent signing in January will only exacerbate the situation.