Former Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan failed to impress in his first big test for Arsenal on Saturday, part of a Gunners side that lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby.
The Armenian failed to combine effectively with his teammates in the final third throughout, generally sloppy in possession and anonymous when not.
Arsene Wenger decided enough was enough just after the hour mark when he hauled the 29-year-old off for Alexandre Lacazette.
It was a far cry from his hat-trick of assists against Everton last week, a performance that prompted Arsenal fans to enthuse greatly about his arrival at the Emirates and left some Man United fans envious.
It’s fair to say Red Devils’ supporters enjoyed his performance this week more and they reacted strongly on social media in the wake of the performance, some taking part in jokes at the midfielder’s expense and others making a serious point that he simply didn’t have what it takes to be a success at Old Trafford…
This is a small slice of the reaction…
Where are those #MUFC fans who slagged off Jose Mourinho last week for swapping Mkhitaryan with Sanchez?
— Fred (@FredyTheRed) February 10, 2018
Seen #Sanchez play against us and for us. Thanks. Without doubt we had the better end of the bargain. Mkhitaryan is a good player, no question. As good as Sanchez? No. He's not and the beauty of it? You know this is the truth. Thanks Arsenal. #mufc https://t.co/Q7nF2ZQQnr
— Neil Rickards (@NeilTheKid) February 10, 2018
An anonymous showing from Mkhitaryan showing exactly why #mufc sold him. You can’t play Everton at home every week. ?⚪️⚫️
— ダン (@timmytinkers) February 10, 2018
Welcome to Mkhitaryan Arsenal fans
— James (@writtenoff_mufc) February 10, 2018
‘Arsenal want to know what our returns policy is’ pic.twitter.com/VMoYcMVJSP
— Cants (@cantsey) February 10, 2018
— Vìçrí0 (@Vicari0) February 10, 2018
Well I have better things to tend to but please where are those @Arsenal fans from last week "Mkhitaryan assist lord" "Auba will propel us into top4 finish" "Wembley is our home" so much rubbish!!!
— Herbeamballer (@Bimsondinho10) February 10, 2018
— Merwyn Fernandes (@footymervz) February 10, 2018
Hmm… interesting comments regarding #Mkhitaryan on my TL from arsenal fans .. hailed him in the last match n abusing him now.. I like n respect him a lot but then Jose knows what he is doing..
— Nick (@nick_thakkar) February 10, 2018
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