Despite Arsenal’s 2-1 victory against Preston North End, certain players did not escape criticism from the fans after final whistle.
The team from the second tier of English football threatened to heap more pressure on Arsene Wenger by coming close to eliminating Arsenal from the FA Cup after a dominant first-half display which saw them go 1-0 ahead.
However, the Gunners managed to fight back in the second-half as goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud spared the away side’s blushes.
Saturday night’s affair saw Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain return to the starting line-up after being dropped for Aaron Ramsey in the midweek trip to Bournemouth.
But after being substituted for Danny Welbeck as Arsenal chased the winning goal late on, it was clear that Wenger had not been impressed with the performance of Oxlade-Chamberlain.
And here were the reactions on social media…
— John (@catterallwhite) January 7, 2017
No coincidence that we scored after Oxlade Chamberlain went off, he was fucking dreadful. League 1 standard.
— R (@King_R_) January 7, 2017
Welbeck has been in for 30 seconds and has already contributed more than Oxlade-Chamberlain
— Nqaba Matshazi (@nqabamatshazi) January 7, 2017
Felt this game was a real opportunity for Oxlade-Chamberlain to make his mark, run at the Preston defence and make things happen. Wasted.
— sarah shephard (@SarahShepSport) January 7, 2017
Someone who really concerns me is Oxlade Chamberlain. Seems to have far too lax an attitude for someone who struggles to get a game #PNEvAFC
— Massimo Marioni (@MassMarioni) January 7, 2017