Some Arsenal fans have been left to slam the display of Granit Xhaka in the first half of their game away at Burnley in the Premier League, after he made a bizarre error to gift the hosts an equaliser.
The central midfield player was guilty of giving the ball away quite cheaply on a number of different occasions for the Emirates Stadium faithful, which eventually resulted in a quite ridiculous goal for Chris Wood.
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The Switzerland international does sometimes takes a lot of risks in terms of keeping hold of the ball for too long or trying some ambitious passes, which can lead to him giving up possession to his opponents, and he played a ball across goal into the midriff of the New Zealand international, which ricocheted into the net.
Gunners supporters fumed at his performance in the first half of the match, and Mikel Arteta will be hoping that the 28-year-old can put that blunder behind him and recover after the break.
Arsenal fan reaction to Xhaka’s first-half display
These Gooners slammed his first-half performance on Twitter, with one AFC fan even going as far to claim that he is ‘useless’:
“#BURARS good chance for a breakaway, but, no, #xhaka side wards, backwards…”
“Xhaka starting to lose possession.”
“Xhaka is useless stop defending stupid players”
“Xhaka is so negative with going forward its a joke. Definitely glad we bought a forward thinking player in Partey”
“Xhaka error, normal thing.”
“Again. What’s with Xhaka’s bad habit to pull back when we’re breaking forward?”
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