Many Arsenal fans have been left slamming the first half display of Eddie Nketiah during their FA Cup tie away at Southampton.
While Gabriel looked very shaky to say the least in the opening minutes of the game, with a quite unfortunate own goal to top it off, it was the first half performance of the 21-year-old that flattered to deceive several members of the Emirates Stadium faithful.
Should Nketiah play more under Arteta?
He was left pretty anonymous for large periods of the first half, with fans perhaps wondering whether Alexandre Lacazette would need to be brought on off of the bench to be a bigger threat for Mikel Arteta’s team going forward, given that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been left out of the squad altogether for personal reasons.
Arsenal fan reaction to Nketiah display
These Gooners slammed his first half performance on Twitter, with one AFC fan even going as far as to describe him as ‘useless’ while another claimed that the English striker ‘needs to do more’:
“Watching Eddie Nketiah play football should be a crime”
“Nketiah is useless”
“Nketiah gets knocked off balance very easily at this level. Quite often he’s first to the ball but he can’t retain.”
“I’m actually done with Nketiah, he’s actually not good”
“20 mins in and I just remembered Nketiah is on the pitch. He needs to do more to get involved and link up the play.”
“Nketiah never drops back and gets involved. Disappearing act once again”
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