Arsenal fans react to Granit Xhaka performance v Northern Ireland
By Laura O’Leary
Arsenal fans were not impressed by Granit Xhaka’s performance for Switzerland against Northern Ireland, and did not hold back on social media.
The defensive midfielder helped his side hold Northern Ireland to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their World Cup qualifier which booked their passage to Russia next summer.
However, fans were not impressed and one went as far as saying he could be “the worst player Wenger has ever signed”.
Another said he wouldn’t have minded him picking up a knock if it mean that Jack Wilshere started ahead of him against Tottenham.
Here are some of the best reaction’s to Xhaka’s performance on Sunday afternoon…
Xhaka to me looks like a typical Wenger signing
Good passer but not the kind of player our midfield needs imo
— MUTCHARSENAL (@MUTCHARSENAL) November 12, 2017
He was chasing shadows tonight and play acting every chance he got, brutal player
— GoonerStu (@UpTheAnte1) November 12, 2017
Xhaka is awful.
— SBG (@ScottyBoyGooner) November 12, 2017
Xhaka has to be in the frame for the worst player Wenger has ever signed #SWINIR
— Donal Barrett (@donalthedub) November 12, 2017
Well he didn’t play that good… He’ll have to improve his game! ????
— Corinne Druey (@corinnedruey) November 12, 2017
I wouldn’t mind Xhaka picking up a knock here if it meant Wilshere starting the NLD on Saturday ???? #AFC
— Ryan Mckirdy (@Ryan_Mckirdy_) November 12, 2017
All i saw from Xhaka tonight was him going down easy….Pathetic really
— chris leonard (@chrisleonard666) November 12, 2017
Can we leave him in Russia?
— Andrew (@Hesfivefootfour) November 12, 2017
Xhaka has played 12 times for Arsenal this season across all competitions, registering four assists in the process.
The midfielder has been at the Gunners since joining them in July 2016 from Borussia Monchengladbach. Before that he played in his nation’s top league for FC Basel, making 67 appearances for them in his five years at the club.
The Gunners first game back after the international break is against their bitter rivals Tottenham in the north London derby.
The fixture is the early kick-off in the Premier League on Saturday November 18.
Ahead of the two sides meeting, the Gunners find themselves four points behind Spurs who are third in the table. More importantly, Arsenal have managed to already fall 12 points behind current league leaders Manchester City who are yet to taste defeat.