Fans react to Granit Xhaka’s performance vs Preston
Granit Xhaka’s performance on Saturday has received a variety of reviews from the Arsenal faithful after the last-gasp 2-1 victory.
The Gunners secured a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a second-half comeback crowned by goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud.
Arsene Wenger’s men were required to produce a different show after the restart on Saturday following a disappointing first-half display which saw the home side take an early lead and come close to extending it on several occasions.
With Francis Coquelin now sidelined while Mohamed Elneny handles international duty with Egypt, Granit Xhaka was not allowed a rest this weekend.
And after being paired up with Aaron Ramsey in midfield, it nearly went wrong against second division side Preston North End.
Here were the thoughts from fans on how the Switzerland international played…
I'm shocked at Xhaka's poor passing, lazy tackling and unwillingness to intercept passes. Not the type of player we thought we were getting.
— ΔNDREW (@goodasyou1980) January 7, 2017
Structurally we were poor in the 1st half, xhaka wasn't positioned well so our turnovers hurt us. He & Rambo adjusted well 2nd half
— Mr T (@1MrT_AFC) January 8, 2017
When Xhaka gets home this evening he'll empty his pockets and find the keys to his parents house and not a lot else.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) January 7, 2017
Thought Xhaka did a good game defensively yesterday. Often in good position, helping out and providing aid in difficult situations. #PNEvAFC
— Jacob (@JAC0BDAHL) January 8, 2017
Dahoud/Xhaka bossed Juventus in CL. Ramsey/Xhaka out of their depth vs Preston away. Draw your own conclusions…
— RG⁶ (@registability) January 7, 2017