Arsenal fans react to Granit Xhaka’s performance vs Burnley
It is safe to say that Granit Xhaka did not receive too many plaudits after his performance in the 2-1 victory over Burnley.
With Fracnis Coquelin struggling to stay fit while Mohamed Elneny remains on international duty, the Switzerland international has kept his role in midfield over the past month.
Arsene Wenger’s men were forced to see out the clash against Sean Dyche’s side with ten men after Xhaka was sent off for a tackle on Steven Defour.
Following his red card against Swansea City earlier this season and the penalty-kicks he conceded against Stoke City and Bournemouth, it is now clear that the 24-year-old has more than a few disciplinary concerns.
Alexis Sanchez’s winning goal spared Xhaka’s blushes, but the Arsenal fans did not turn down the chance to express their frustration after the game.
Here were the tweets….
Xhaka's 2 red cards were because he lunged/kicked in defensive transitions. He knows he's slow and doesn't want to cover acres of space IMO
— Bossa (@chn_arsenal) January 22, 2017
Xhaka should have joined Man United to go unpunished for tackles like that.This is Arsenal mate. You get a yellow for drinking water.
— Violent Gabriel (@GabrielKillYou) January 22, 2017
When you buy a player for £35m, you want something close to the finished article. Xhaka's indiscipline is a worry on that basis.
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) January 22, 2017
Xhaka should know he isn't Marcus Rojo so won't get away with a tackle like that.
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) January 22, 2017
A bad tackle born from a piece of sloppy play. Every time I start to think we can rely on Xhaka he does something idiotic.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) January 22, 2017