Arsenal football club posted up a tweet quoting words from Granit Xhaka and if the idea was to motivate and reassure the fans then they may want to rethink their social media strategy.
Xhaka is fast becoming the scapegoat among the fans, whether that is justified or not is a debate for another day but one thing is for sure, he is not a popular man among Gooners, well, those that are the most vocal on Twitter.
Accept a bid from anyone and get rid of the clown
— Prichy AFC (@MarkUprichard) August 25, 2019
Can someone tell him not to run his mouth and learn to play some football.
— RÖY (@19AJR) August 25, 2019
I wish you would perform aswell as you talk sometimes Xhaka
— Elliott (@Elliott3910) August 25, 2019
Still don't understand how he gets 90 minutes. Pathetic
— sidenigga (@Son_Of_Mary) August 25, 2019
Worst. Captain. Ever. #embarrassing
— Narek (@narekn10) August 25, 2019
If Xhaka plays we riot
— ᴴ (@Harry_CT_Bright) August 25, 2019
Hopefully he doesn’t play
— Patrick O Toole (@pmakgreb10) August 25, 2019
There were many many more but I am sure you get the picture.
Now, not all were negative but the vast majority of responses were and to be honest I am not surprised one little bit.
I gave Xhaka a 4 when I did the player ratings for the Liverpool game and while he was not the worst player on the field he was not far off, he is far too negative, has no leadership qualities and lacks vision and creativity.
His partnership with Guendouzi simply does not work and while Unai Emery has to shoulder a lot of the responsibility for his team selection you still expect a seasoned international to perform better than he does and we are talking on a consistent basis here.