If there was one player last season that got the majority of all criticism it was Shkodran Mustafi and he has now become persona non grata in terms of first-team football.
Of course, his performances on the field of play contributed to his exile from the senior team but he never really stood a chance of rehabilitation once the fans got their teeth into him.
This season it appears that the one player now being scapegoated is Granit Xhaka, though I suspect that David Luiz will soon join him in the naughty corner.
But I do wonder if there is always going to have to be a scapegoat no matter how the team performs.
I have heard Liverpool fans slam Jordan Henderson, Man City fans go after John Stones, Chelsea supporters attack Jorghino, Tottenham fans ruthlessly criticised Kieran Trippier last season and basically Man United fans have turned on almost every one of their players.
So it is not just Arsenal, it goes on at every club but I just get the feeling that it is more prevalent with us Gooners than at most other top clubs.
Anyone reading the comments on here will clearly see the vitriol being aimed at Xhaka and I don’t believe it will stop until he leaves the club, no matter how well he does in the future.
Once that happens I reckon another player will fill his role of being the scapegoat.
Is it me or is it in the DNA of Arsenal fans to turn on that one player that, for whatever reason, is the one seen as the cause of the problem, whatever that problem may be?
Or is it the case that we have high standards and once we identify a player that does not meet those standards that we demand his removal from the first team on a permanent basis?
Because I do ask myself why Unai Emery cannot see what the majority of fans see, are we really that unreasonable?
Is it really the situation that now that Mustafi has been sidelined we must have a new scapegoat?