Arsenal had a nightmare Thursday evening in Belarus, and fans are absolutely fuming at Granit Xhaka’s performance in the 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov.
Unai Emery suffered yet another setback this week, as the Gunners were beaten 1-0 in Belarus.
BATE, which was originally an acronym for Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics, needed just one goal to earn a famous victory, as Stanislav Dragun headed home the winner just before half-time.
Arsenal’s evening then went from bad to worse, as Alexandre Lacazette was sent off late in the second half, the Frenchman swinging his elbow at an opponent in retaliation after a foul. The 27 year-old also had a goal chalked off before his dismissal.
While none of the players covered themselves in glory, fans are crucifying Xhaka, who if truth be told looked out of his depth against the side that are currently nine points clear at the top of the Belarusian Premier League.
The Swiss international made just one key pass, zero tackles or interceptions and also picked up a yellow card.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, look away now Granit…
Don't worry pal, I'd hate to play alongside Mustafi and Xhaka as well https://t.co/jWgVx8e4Xq
— RYAN (@Ryan_Marchh) February 14, 2019
Mustafi Xhaka Iwobi Mkhy Monreal all need to be sold
— KindGooner (@GoonerTiliDie19) February 14, 2019
Joe Willock…should be in our eleven..had enough of Xhaka etc
— Chris Hudson (@Ch1Hudson) February 14, 2019
From watching Cazorla to having to watch Xhaka every week???????
— Nathan Minas (@MinasNathan99) February 15, 2019
XHAKA IS THE WORST FOOTBALL PLAYER IN THE WORLD
— D. (@RolDi__) February 14, 2019
Xhaka can’t even take a corner what a joke
— Reg Barton (@RegRBarton) February 14, 2019
When u have banter players like Xhaka and Mustafi you're gonna have banter results.
— Nathan Minas (@MinasNathan99) February 14, 2019
Who’s worse in their positions iwobi , xhaka or mustafi ?
— emery is a fraud (@momo_invincible) February 14, 2019