By Dominic Toner
Granit Xhaka was shown a straight red card in the win against Swansea – and the Arsenal fans reacted furiously on Twitter.
The 24-year-old was sent off for a challenge on Modou Barrow in the second-half and left his side with a difficult task of closing the game out.
Arsenal managed to stay defensively solid with just 10 men and recorded a 3-2 victory in the Premier League encounter.
Theo Walcott opened the scoring with a fantastic brace to continue his good form, but the Gunners were pegged back by a Gylfi Sigurdsson striker before half-time.
Mesut Ozil then opened up Arsenal’s two-goal lead and Borja Gonzalez’s goal turned out to be in vein.
The result has seen Arsenal rise to second in the table above rivals Tottenham and they are level on points with current league leaders Manchester City.
Arsenal supporters voiced their frustration towards Xhaka after his needless dismissal.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Don't know what was Xhaka doing there.
— IRIS (@IRfan__ISkandar) October 15, 2016
Xhaka! Why? Just why?
— Jade Sassman (@Jade_Sassman01) October 15, 2016
moronic tackle from Xhaka
— Sean Lindley (@seanjlindley) October 15, 2016
What a horrible game from Xhaka that ended up being
— NLP (@ImNiklie) October 15, 2016
Xhaka deserved that red card. Why on earth would you do that? We might just lose this.
— Zenande (@KingMeyiwa) October 15, 2016
Dreadful tackle by Xhaka. Unnecessary
— Patrice (@Patrice_RuksBos) October 15, 2016
Stupid foul by Xhaka. But that's what you get with him
— Jordan Lloyd (@airJordanLloyd) October 15, 2016
Such a pointless challenge from Xhaka ffs
— Alex Cross (@alexcross19) October 15, 2016
Despite picking up a sixth consecutive victory, the Arsenal fans were furious with midfielder Xhaka.
The Switzerland international is well know for his competitive edge and picked up his first red card for the club in just his 10th game.
He was purchased by Arsene Wenger during the summer transfer window for a fee of £35 million from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach.
In other Arsenal team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Walcott’s display against Swansea.