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…
Xhaka never has been and never will be good enough for Arsenal FC.
— Amy AFC (@newmanqueen1) August 12, 2018
Far to slow and always in the wrong position
— Wasim (@Thierryhenry228) August 12, 2018
I would take Denilson over useless Xhaka.
— TheNewArsenal (@techinetic) August 12, 2018
Torreira Guendouzi midfield is the future
— Denis V. (@Deni_suko) August 12, 2018
Absolute honkin player! Never been good enough from day one
— 🎭 (@HardHittingHero) August 12, 2018
He is useless😭😭😭
— Arsenal Queen👑 (@siyasanga9510) August 12, 2018
All these helmets backing him over the summer saying he will thrive under emery 😂 one of the worst midfielders I’ve seen play for this club
— Sean (@SeanAFC48) August 12, 2018
He’s absolute bang average!! Not worthy of the @Arsenal shirt!
— ArsenalTheSinkingShip (@Shell_DonG) August 12, 2018