Fans react to Granit Xhaka’s performance against Stoke City
It is safe to say Granit Xhaka did not receive rave reviews for his performance on Saturday as the Gunners were beaten 1-0 by Stoke City.
Mark Hughes’ side rode their luck and managed to hold on to a narrow lead which came courtesy of a goal from Jese Rodriguez as he made his Premier League debut.
And one man who was deemed to have played a part in the build-up to that winning goal which Arsenal conceded was holding midfielder Granit Xhaka.
The 24-year-old kept his place in the starting line-up on Saturday as Mohamed Elneny was dropped from the team for Aaron Ramsey.
However, Arsenal’s defensive woes in the middle of the pitch when without the ball was once again a concern as Stoke City scored a fairly avoidable goal early in the second half.
And here was how fans reacted to the performance of the man charged with the task of leading the Gunners’ midfield…
Granit Xhaka – 2 games – 2 mistakes – two goals against us – needs to be more careful with passing in the midfield #Arsenal
— Wilson-Davidowitz (@fortroseradical) August 19, 2017
Granit Xhaka needs to fix up. And fast!
— The Popular Nobody. (@VerbalPugilist_) August 20, 2017
Honestly tired of Granit Xhaka
So much quality his long range passing
But he really isn't the Matic or kante in midfield which we need
— 👑One Man Alex👑 (@OneManAlex17) August 19, 2017
Anyone remember #GranitXhaka grinning and cracking a joke with Joel Allen when Allen totally ruined him on the flank. Wtf was that??
— Junaid Aslam (@junaid_acdc) August 20, 2017
What exactly does Granit Xhaka give us that Wilshere can't? Confused
— The NG© (@Northern1Gooner) August 21, 2017