Some Arsenal fans took to Twitter following their draw with Southampton stating that they felt the club miss Granit Xhaka in the middle of the pitch.
The Gunners needed Alexandre Lacazatte to bail them out twice as the Frenchman managed to level the tie in both halves; firstly after Danny Ings had opened the scoring early on before James Ward-Prowse looked to give the visitors a chance of winning the game with 20 minutes to go (BBC).
Unai Emery’s side have now gone without a win in their last five Premier League games, with the last one coming against Bournemouth at the beginning of October and the pressure appears to be firmly weighing down on the Spaniard’s shoulders.
Following the draw with Southampton, a number of the club’s supporters took to Twitter to highlight that they felt Xhaka had been missing from the team and that they would have, perhaps, have been better off with him back in the team.
Of course, his infamous actions against Crystal Palace will likely put him in a bad light with the majority of the Emirates Stadium faithful, however it would appear some are prepared to put it behind them for the greater good of the club.
Here are just some of their reactions…
After seeing recent games I now know how much we seem to miss Xhaka. If we still had Ramsey it wouldn’t be an issue but our midfield is so unbalanced with a Torreira/Guendouzi pivot. Need to see Xhaka-LT again. https://t.co/GjjM7yRW6d
— Ryan (@FutbolRyan1) November 23, 2019
— Youssef Mohamed (@Yousseeef) November 23, 2019
Hopefully Xhaka is back with the club soon as he is clearly missed
— Jarred (@jarred1886) November 23, 2019
Today’s result just shows how much we miss someone like Xhaka. He dictates our tempo, his range of passing is by far the best in the team, he makes tactical fouls and give his all. It’s blatantly obvious that we need him in our team #AFCvSFC
— Carl Barr (@CarlBarr95) November 23, 2019
He can make a lot of mistakes. But he’s our best midfielder (not close) and we clearly miss him there. Xhaka needs to play even mou said it. We need xhaka
— Carlos Abrego (@Abrego96) November 23, 2019
We miss xhaka
— Corcaigh Abú (@mussystephen) November 23, 2019
Players also have to be accountable. Barring Tierney & Ozil most have been poor. And dare I say…we may miss Xhaka in midfield!
— Sophie Nicolaou (@soccerdiva) November 23, 2019
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