Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has never exactly looked good enough for a club of the Gunners’ size, but he’s also just about managed to get away with it for three full seasons now.
The Switzerland international arrived with a good reputation after impressing in the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach, having attracted links to other big clubs before winding up at Arsenal.
However, Xhaka’s time may finally be running out after his costly and just plain stupid error that led to Brighton’s equaliser in yesterday’s 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium.
That needless foul leading to Brighton’s penalty has all but cost Arsenal a place in the top four this season, and it’s not the first time he’s been too rash in those situations.
According to the stat below, the 26-year-old has now given away more penalties in the Premier League than any other player since he joined – four.
Granit Xhaka has now given away four penalties in the Premier League since joining Arsenal in summer 2016, more than any other player has conceded for a single team in that time. [@Squawka] #afc pic.twitter.com/Pn7PqRnSfB
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) May 5, 2019
Given that he’s not even a defender being forced into desperate, last-ditch tackles, that’s pretty inexcusable from Xhaka.
Unsurprisingly, fans reading this tweet are furious and want him gone, while others also generally complained about him after yesterday’s result…
— Chudi Somky (@CSomky) May 5, 2019
Leave my club
— Wakanda Topscorer (@travismutwiri) May 5, 2019
OK it's Time Xhaka should leave my team
— Zagga (@_Mwakisaghu) May 5, 2019
Xhaka is a liability.
— Billy bench (bilbo) (@bilbo_03) May 5, 2019
The most stupidest fraudster to ever don the red and white.
— Ntuthuko Sabela (@Flowaaz) May 5, 2019
I'll never forgive Xhaka if we miss out on Champions league
— GOONERMAN (@etukalfred) May 6, 2019
Emery, xhaka Out
— Tr?n Chí C??ng (@TranChiCuong197) May 6, 2019
I still cant get over some of our players and the way they try and play football….. Xhaka once again, he wouldnt last 5 minutes at another top club…the club is miles away from being a top 4 side
— Burtonbizzle (@burtonbizzle) May 6, 2019
Xhaka shouldn't play for Arsenal ever again
— Chiemeka (@Dreamcastzzz) May 5, 2019
It’s that time to sell Xhaka
— jakey (@jakeytrevino) May 5, 2019