A number of Aston Villa fans have hit out at winger Anwar El Ghazi on social media for his display against Southampton.
Dean Smith made three changes to the side that lost 4-1 to West Ham, with Tyrone Mings, Axel Tuanzebe and El Ghazi coming in on Friday evening.
However, the trio couldn’t help turn Villa’s fortunes around, with Adam Armstrong’s early strike making it five losses in a row.
Are you Smith in or Smith out?
The 26-year-old was booked early on and was fortunate to remain on the pitch before being replaced by Keinan David in the final stages.
As per SofaScore, El Ghazi was Villa’s joint-worst starter alongside Tuanzebe with a match rating of 6.4/10. He gave the ball away on 16 occasions, lost seven duels and failed to complete a cross or a dribble.
Villa fans react
This is what these Villa fans had to say about the wide man on Twitter, with one labelling him as a ‘pony’ while another feels the winger will get Smith ‘the sack’.
“El Ghazi you fraud get out of my club you embarrassment”
“Take El Ghazi off immediately. Should have had a red already. Awful.”
“This is hurting my eyes How is El Ghazi still on the pitch”
“El Ghazi is and always has been absolute pony”
“Genuinely astounded he’s not at least taken El Ghazi off here, guys gonna get him the sack”
“This is close to total meltdown. Bailey can’t/won’t defend. El Ghazi had enough & trying to get sent off? We look a bunch of strangers!”
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