Some Arsenal fans took to social media to bash one of the players who featured in the Gunners’ attack on Thursday as the team found a way to recover from last week’s loss and book a place in the next round of the Europa League.
Unai Emery’s men went into Thursday night’s game on the back of severe criticism after what happened last Thursday in Belarus against BATE Borisov.
The Gunners had a chance to redeem themselves at the Emirates stadium as the manager decided to make a number of alterations to his starting eleven.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was handed a start on Thursday, as he looks to improve his form this season after being plagued by injuries and poor form in general.
The former Manchester United star, who moved to north London last year as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, was in action for 78 minutes as he was replaced by Denis Suarez.
And according to some fans, Mkhitaryan did not deliver the right performance by any means….
Mkhitaryan has been poor. Lad has to be moved on end of the season.
— Dakalo (@sdakalo) February 21, 2019
Mkhitaryan is so painful to watch, so utterly terrible at everything
— Matt (@MattRiverss) February 21, 2019
Mkhitaryan with a historically bad performance
— Future Juventus FC fan (@SweGoon) February 21, 2019
I expect nothing to happen when Mkhitaryan is on the ball. I’d usually convince myself he’s not gonna do anything meaningful with it. Highly unproductive player
— Castano Yemi Dada (@YemiCastano) February 21, 2019
Surprised that not many people are bringing up that Mkhitaryan is on 200k a week.
Must sell him in the summer, he’s earning way too much for what he’s capable of.
— Marco (@marco_gooner) February 21, 2019
Can we not replace Mkhitaryan with Hleb?
— Camden Town (@4949_Undefeated) February 21, 2019