Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are in high spirits today, after a 1-0 victory over Leicester City last night kept their hopes of a top-four finish alive.
A scrappy game finished in Arsenal’s favour following an own-goal from Robert Huth, as Nacho Monreal’s shot took a major deflection off the German defender and handed the Gunners three points – putting them six behind fourth-placed Liverpool.
Big challenges now await the Gunners as they tackle Tottenham Hotspur in a North London derby this weekend, before hosting Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United the following week – two matches which could decide the top-four tussle.
In recent weeks, Arsenal have changed their tactics significantly and have enjoyed success playing with a three-man defence, but the performances of the Gunners players have not been appreciated by everyone.
Outspoken Arsenal fan Piers Morgan took to social media last night to criticise the performance of Granit Xhaka, stating the Swiss ace was a waste of money last summer, but he was met with an angry response from fellow fans.
Our landlord believes that whilst Xhaka has a lot of improving to do to become a star in the Premier League, he feels that he’s performed well in recent games.
Wth are you watching
— TopGoon (@KierannH) April 26, 2017
Are you weird?I never comment on anything you say but you genuinely talk rubbish sometimes.Xhaka has been so good.Coquelin has been garbage
— AFCJAS (@jasdgooner) April 26, 2017
The most clueless fan in football. Xhaka has been quality for most games, including this one, you'd notice if you watched it properly.
— Untitled Unmastered track 5 (@WorldClassAFC) April 26, 2017
Lmao this prove you know nothing about football
— Abhi ☁️ (@Abhi_Musik) April 26, 2017
Are you not watching tonight? Been our best player
— David Duffield (@AFCvTheEnemy) April 26, 2017
Your only opinion that we can accept is Wenger out.
Xhaka has been one of our best players recently, especially with the new formation.
— #TheArsenal (@iAzxz) April 26, 2017
This tweet actually sums you up perfectly. Shocking lack of knowledge for the game.
— GarethArsenal (@GarethJames316) April 26, 2017
Literally I can't believe what I'm reading. What a stupid statement
— ً (@Euhzil) April 26, 2017
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