Arsenal fans were dismayed by the cameo performance of Sead Kolasinac, who came on in the last six minutes of the game and seemed totally off the pace.
Arsenal booked their place at Wembley, beating Chelsea 2-1 after going behind to an Eden Hazard goal in the seventh minute.
That was the last time their defence would be breached though and an own goal from Antonio Rudiger and a poacher’s goal from Granit Xhaka meant Arsene Wenger will get another chance at silverware against Man City next month.
Kolasinac is proving a mystery for Arsenal fans though.
Signed from Shalke in the summer and arriving at the Emirates with an impressive reputation from the Bundlesliga, Kolasinac has struggled for game time under Wenger.
He has made 18 Premier League appearances this season but has only started one in the last eight league games.
Wenger threw him on to help close out the game on Wednesday night but he had fans watching through their fingers as he looked more a liability than an extra brick in the wall.
Here are the best reactions from Arsenal fans following the game:
Fat and slow. Lost his place to Maitland-Niles. Shame that he's on a massive wages. Will be hard to bin him. A further time on the bench is awaits him.
— Kautsar Erlando (@erlandokautsar) January 25, 2018
Surprisingly good and Xhaka looks a different player with him n jack alongside.. but wtf happened to kolasinac!! https://t.co/VcA9wq6jDR
— Sandeep Raveendran M (@AdvSandyrm) January 25, 2018
Kolašinac has been very far from his best since his return from injury. Hope he recovers his start of the season form soonest .
— HamZam (@booharee) January 24, 2018
Like how Kolasinac came on, got nutmegged in slow motion and clearly fouled Chelsea players on three separate occasions without giving away a free kick
— Ismael (@TheSuperGooner) January 24, 2018
Why are you not ripping into Kolasinac for his shocking cameo but you're always on Iwobi's back?
— TonyAFC (@LoveFORafc) January 24, 2018
Did you notice how sloppy Kolasinac was when he came on? Needs to work on his passing and positioning, can see why AW prefers Niles over him
— Nyuka 1/4 (@OutahB) January 24, 2018
I was shocked when Kolasinac missed kicked a ball in our half. Out of form is not good oh.
— COACH UDOFIA UKPONG (@CoachUdofia) January 24, 2018
Kolasinac cant play anymore 🤯🤯
— Enganché . (@lsandars) January 24, 2018
Insane how nervous and intimidated Kolasinac was, when he came on.
— Anders Skifter (@AndersArsenal) January 24, 2018
— N (@KitManRamsey) January 24, 2018
Kolasinac offered one the more comically bad cameos I’ve ever seen
— Arian (@MikkitArian) January 24, 2018
Can see Kolasinac being sold in the summer
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) January 24, 2018
Kolasinac has been terrible since coming in
— Red and White (@ArsenalVerse) January 24, 2018
Kolasinac been awful since he came on.
— DK 🎅 (@dukester_94) January 24, 2018
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