'Joking' - Arsenal fans furious with Wenger as this player starts v West Ham
Arsenal fans were less than happy when news broke that Sead Kolasinac was going to start against West Ham in the League Cup quarter-final on Tuesday.
Kolasinac has established himself as a fan favourite at the club after joining from Schalke in the summer.
Fans were not expecting to see the defender feature against West Ham, as Wenger was expected to rest players involved with the first team set-up as they play again on Friday.
The Gunners have never won the League Cup under Arsene Wenger despite making two finals.
Last season, Arsenal were eliminated from the tournament by Southampton, which meant that the Gunners have lost their last four home ties in the competition when they’ve had Premier League opposition.
Arsenal and West Ham recently met in the league at the London Stadium and couldn’t be separated, settling for a 0-0 draw.
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However, both sides will be disheartened to realise that whoever has won the League Cup tie between the sides previously has gone on to be a losing semi-finalist.
Although it was clear the Gunners fans were more disheartened by Kolasinac appearance in the line-up. A decision which probably means he doesn’t start on Friday.
Here are the best reactions from angry Arsenal fans:
Wish Wenger handled Xhaka the same way he's handling Kolasinac
— galway (@galway89) December 19, 2017
Looks a strong team tonight.
Surprised Kolasinac starts, doesn’t seem 1st choice for Premier League now.
— Barry (@BarryArsenal7) December 19, 2017
Not sure what kolasinac has done to be benched and put in the B team…. ????
— Daniel Barratt (@DanielBarratt23) December 19, 2017
kolasinac dropping to the cup squad reminds me a lot of debuchy being bought to replace sagna, and bellerin then breaking through!
— Stuart Sawyers (@StuartSawyers1) December 19, 2017
I really don't understand why kolasinac is being dropped and that too for Maitland Niles. If anyone it should've been bellerin making way becuz of his consistent underperformance
— keshav (@keshav_10) December 19, 2017
Kolasinac only plays in Cup now, and Niles is better!? What a joking management!
— Rob (@Rob1_BBB) December 19, 2017
Kolasinac deserves better than this
— Ben Watson (@BenWatsonAFC) December 19, 2017
Omg has kola been dropped????
— Lewisssss (@itzlewXx) December 19, 2017
Kola been demoted to 2nd team ????????
— ????????Waseem Ahmed???????? (@Wasi_03) December 19, 2017
— Dhaval (@Dhavalgajre2000) December 19, 2017
Arsenal are next in action on Friday as they play Liverpool in the Premier League.
The Gunners currently sit fifth just behind Liverpool in the table, with one less point.