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27th Apr, 2017 | 11:40am

Piers Morgan destroys Arsenal mega-money star on Twitter

By Matt Bullin

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has slammed Granit Xhaka on Twitter, calling him a ‘£35million crab’, despite the Swiss midfielder’s improved performances in recent games.

The 24-year-old has seen an upturn in his form recently, and has completed 90 minutes in the Gunners last seven Premier League matches.

The Swiss midfielder played a full part in Arsenal’s scratchy 1-0 win over Leicester.

An own-goal from Robert Huth four minutes from time was enough to provide Arsenal with all three points.

Morgan’s Tweet came in response to a Tweet displaying Xhaka’s impressive passing statistics, which showed he has a pass completion rate of near 90 per cent in all four of the Gunners’ last four league games.

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However Morgan was quick to discredit the statistics, Tweeting from his personal account: “They’re all short easy passes, usually sideways. He’s a £35m crab.”

Xhaka has been subject to much criticism this term since his mega-money move from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer, and Tony Cascarino even dubbed him the worst signing of the Premier League.

The 24-year-old has made 39 league and cup appearances this term, although he has contributed to just six goals (scored three, assisted three).

Next up for Xhaka and his side is a crucial North London derby on Sunday, as they travel to White Hart Lane.

Arsenal currently sit sixth in the Premier League, and with a win v Spurs, they could move above Man United into fifth.

In other Arsenal news, this key defender is in a race against time to be fit for the North London derby.

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