Arsenal picked up a point for the second time in space of three days as they drew 0-0 with West Ham United at the London Stadium on Wednesday night, and Gunners fans weren’t impressed with Granit Xhaka’s performance.
In the absence of Aaron Ramsey through injury, the Switzerland international started alongside Jack Wilshere in the middle of the park but he struggled throughout as Arsene Wenger’s men went three Premier League matches without a win.
The 25-year-old looked weak and unsure defensively while he struggled to make an impression from an attacking point of view, often wasting possession in good areas and producing a sideways pass instead of a forward one.
Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on his display via social media, and while one said “I’m done with Xhaka”, another believes he “doesn’t have the talent we all think he has”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I don’t understand Granit Xhaka as a footballer. I don’t get it. What is he actually good at? I’m still unsure after 18 months of watching him.
— Sam (@samuelJayC) December 13, 2017
Swiss Denilson. Sideways passing all the time.
— SamW (@SamW_AFC) December 13, 2017
Poor man's Gareth Barry
— Makan, Prashant (@Prashymak18) December 14, 2017
Xhaka hasn't been the player we thought. Gets exposed waay to often. I can't believe we still don't have a decent DM. Never thought I'd say this but I prefer Coq over Xhaka rn
— Mihir Upasani (@mihir_upasani) December 14, 2017
What IS the point of Xhaka? Slow, ponderous, indecisive, more square balls than the ‘master crab’, Ray Wilkins!! How we miss Santi’s direct, incisive play & speed of thought!! #AFC #COYG #UTA #Keepthefaith !
— Roger Croft (@crofty9) December 14, 2017
Really disappointed in Xhaka. Was always frustrated when we played Arteta CDM in recent years. Set the tempo, passed averagely and defended poorly. Felt we could be a lot better there but unfortunately Xhaka only been worse #afc
— Lucas Arnold (@LucasArnold93) December 14, 2017
Despite NLD win, I am wondering if we will finish on top 6 ? Wenger still don’t see that Alexis is a virus in the starting XI, iwobi is the useless player ever, Xhaka don’t have the talent we all think he has, Wilshere is the one who should start.. whatever let’s wait and see
— The Dark One™ (@DarkOneNero) December 14, 2017
Xhaka couldn't have a worse season and he still plays every bloody game, I'm done with him. I want him gone more than anyone at Arsenal, including Ospina
— K (@Smith_1886) December 13, 2017
I’m done with Xhaka. Offers nothing defensively and just passes sideways
— Jords (@jords_i4) December 13, 2017