Arsenal fans don’t want midfielder Granit Xhaka to start against Manchester United on Monday evening.
Football.London’s James Benge put out his predicted XI for the game against the north-west club, and fans gave their thoughts as he included the Swiss central midfielder.
The negative fan reaction comes amid reports from the BBC’s David Ornstein that the 75-cap Switzerland international has been chosen to be the permanent Arsenal captain, with Arsenal’s official Twitter now confirming it.
Xhaka has captained the side in six of their eight games so far this season, including the north London derby against bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur (via Transfermarkt).
However, Xhaka was booed and cheered off as he was subbed in his last outing in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa last weekend (via The Metro).
It seems fans are vehemently against the idea of him starting away at Old Trafford as they took to Twitter to give their opinions.
Here is a selection of tweets from Arsenal fans:
Lol the midfield is finished
— MoeyJr (@WeMoveAFC) September 26, 2019
you cant be serious with that Xhaka at DM loool
— Kahrimanovic Nedim (@KahrimanovicNed) September 26, 2019
If this is the line up I will be so so happy. Would obviously prefer Ceballos over Xhaka but I really fear Unai could play a diamond + AMN + The Papa-Luiz partnership + Kolasinac
— mistake fc (@gudebning) September 26, 2019
Why Xhaka? He is our worst form player. criminal
— peter john (@PisstolPeter) September 26, 2019
Remove Xhaka for Ceballos
— goldfeet (@goldfeet4) September 26, 2019
No xhaka please
— ABY JEEJO (@ABYJEEJO) September 26, 2019
Please no Xhaka we want to finally win it
— GuyUoliel (@GuyUoliel) September 26, 2019
Xhaka? Really? Don’t want him anywhere near the starting 11
— North London Is Red (@bjkean89) September 26, 2019
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