Granit Xhaka has received mixed reviews for his performance in the 2-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.
The Switzerland international retained his place in midfield alongside Francis Coquelin on Tuesday night as Arsenal continued to deal with the lengthy absence of Santi Cazorla.
Xhaka has been lauded for his encouraging performances in recent weeks after putting an erratic beginning to the campaign behind him.
However, Tuesday’s show was one to forget for several of the Arsenal players as Arsene Wenger’s men squandered the opportunity to go level on points with league leaders Chelsea.
Here were the views of Gooners on the 24-year-old’s performance…
He was at fault for Everton's 2nd goal tonight, but I though Xhaka was v good throughout – has an excellent range + variety to his passing.
— Lloyd Scragg (@lloyd_scragg) December 13, 2016
I think Xhaka is to complacent on the ball, very good footballer just needs to get used to being hustled at places like Everton
— M I K E Y⚽ (@mikeyboy_88) December 13, 2016
Can Xhaka actually run? Man looked so immobile last night.
— Josh (@GoodOlArsenal) December 14, 2016
Xhaka come in for Cazorla and been brilliant. So Wenger sends out Coquelin to be B2B and Xhaka to sit. Absolutely farcical.
— Thread Merchant (@ArsendWenger) December 14, 2016