Arsenal kept their hopes of securing a top-four finish alive as they beat Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Quick-fire second half goals from Granit Xhaka and former Red Devils striker Danny Welbeck secured a crucial three points for the Gunners, who lie six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with a game in hand.
Not only did the victory end United’s 25-match unbeaten run in the Premier League and give Arsene Wenger a first league win against Jose Mourinho, but it also allowed Xhaka to prove some of his critics wrong.
The midfielder has come under scrutiny from some fans and pundits in recent weeks but his deflected strike and all-round performance may have changed those views.
Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on the performance of the Switzerland international via social media, and they believe he can be the future in their midfield.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@Arsenal main man bossed Herrera
— jack (@j_manna7) May 7, 2017
@Arsenal His average passing accuracy is more than anyone at Arsenal. He is the future…i hate when people talk about £35 million they paid him!
— Sayeed Ahmed (@EducateBarak) May 7, 2017
@Arsenal I tate him so highly, think his abuse is unjustified alot of times ❤️❤️
— Zack (@ZS25Zack) May 7, 2017
@Arsenal he actually played well for once
— Pete (@PFrizzy10) May 7, 2017
@Arsenal And some idiots wanted us to sell him…smh, not all gunners are smart gunners
— RantKingMeruem (@RantKingMeruem) May 7, 2017
@Arsenal The new Paul Scholes
— Critical Thinker (@SleshSaysStuff) May 7, 2017