[Tweets] “Absolutely awful”, “braindead” – Fans lay in to Arsenal star after Newcastle win

By on December 16, 2017

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Granit Xhaka has come under fierce criticism once again after another poor performance during Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at the Emirates this afternoon.

Xhaka lined-up alongside Jack Wilshere in the middle of the park against the Magpies today with the Swiss international making his 17th consecutive Premier League start of the season.

However, many fans are scratching their heads as to why Xhaka is keeping his place in the team as he produced another below average performance during our 1-0 victory today.

The 25-year-old’s passing was sloppy and his lack of physicality and pace left us exposed in midfield against a bang average Newcastle side who could have snatched a late point.

I’ve said for weeks that the only reason Xhaka is still keeping his place is that we’ve got limited options in the holding role and Francis Coquelin is nowhere near good enough to step-in.

Central midfield is the weakest area of our squad and I was praying Arsene Wenger would sign a commanding midfielder last summer but his reluctance to do so is costing us.

With January around the corner, I hope performances like today’s will persuade the boss to dip in to the market and buy Arsenal a proper holding midfielder who can control the game from deep.

Understandably, fans have been venting their anger at Xhaka’s latest display on Twitter. Here are some tweets:

***warning – some back language for those easily offended!***