Arsenal fans rage at lazy Xhaka performance vs City

Arsenal fans are calling for Unai Emery to make an immediate change before the clash at Chelsea, tipping the new boss to axe Granit Xhaka.

There aren’t many players who divide opinion quite like Xhaka at Arsenal, but it’s pretty clear to see which side of the fence most fans are landing after the loss against Manchester City.

The Swiss international has tremendous technical ability and on a good day he can spray some incredible passes around, but his bad days are becoming more and more common.

Emery’s side fell to a 2-0 defeat in the season opener on Sunday, and after the shock decision to start 19 year-old Mattéo Guendouzi it was Xhaka who looked like the inexperienced teenager.

The tough tackling Swiss midfielder was quite simply lazy, consistently getting outclassed and outfought by the visitors’ midfield.

The 25 year-old picked up a yellow card, made one tackle and managed zero interceptions. By comparison, young Guendouzi made four tackles and four interceptions, putting his elder midfield partner to shame.

Fans are now calling for Emery to axe Xhaka ahead of the trip to Chelsea, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…