Danny Welbeck received a 5.5 for his performance against Switzerland on Tuesday night as Granit Xhaka was hailed by Arsenal fans after an impressive performance.

The Daily Mail gave Welbeck a 5.5, the lowest rating given out (only Tottenham’s Eric Dier received a similar low mark) for what was his first England start in 900 days.

Daily Mail 12 September 2018

The Telegraph, meanwhile, gave him a 5, a lower rating than all the subs:

Daily Telegraph, 12 September 2018

The S*n gave him a 5, the Daily Star a 6, while the Mirror’s John ‘I always give Wilshere an 8′ Cross, gave Welbeck a 7.

However, if you look at the whoscored.com ratings, eight players performed worse on the night (James Tarkowski, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ben Chilwell, John Stones, Jess Lingard, Kieran Trippier, Harry Kane, and Jordan Henderson. Although the last three were subs, the Mail and Telegraph still gave them a higher rating than Welbz).

Xhaka, who often comes in for heavy criticism from pundits and a section of the Arsenal fanbase, enjoyed a far better evening. Although the Mail didn’t rate any Swiss players, he finished the game with a 93.9% pass completion rate.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland holds off Marcus Rashford of England during the international friendly match between England and Switzerland at The King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 11: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland holds off Marcus Rashford of England during the international friendly match between England and Switzerland at The King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Speaking after the match, Arsenal’s Alex Scott, who was on pundit duty with Sky Sports, said, “When you look at the Switzerland midfield, I know the jury’s always been out with Granit Xhaka and opinions on him, he’s got so much time on the ball.

“He’s picking passes out and it looked like he was a world beater out there. We’re not putting pressure on them and closing them down.”

Arsenal fans, meanwhile, were quick to praise the midfielder on Twitter:

Others, however, were keen to remind people why Xhaka has been getting so much grief this season:

But, as we know with stats, it’s all about which ones you look at:

Speaking after the game, Xhaka said he didn’t believe Switzerland were the worst side at the King Power Stadium. “We were not the worse team,” Xhaka said.

“If we had used one of our chances in the first half, it would have been another game.

“You do not get 20 shots on goal against such an opponent. That’s why you have to meet once. England then scores two chances, that’s the difference.”

In other international news, Stephan Lichtsteiner played the full 90 against England, picking up a booking for bundling over Danny Rose.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Danny Rose of England battles with Stephan Lichtsteiner of Switzerland during the international friendly match between England and Switzerland at The King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 11: Danny Rose of England battles with Stephan Lichtsteiner of Switzerland during the international friendly match between England and Switzerland at The King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Sokratis played 90 minutes as Greece lost 2-1 to old-world powerhouse, Hungary.

The only other Arsenal player in action was Takuma Asano who grabbed an assist for Japan’s third in their 3-0 win over ex-Gunner Joel Campbell’s Costa Rica.

SUITA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 11: Kento Misao and Takuma Asano of Japan celebrate during the international friendly match between Japan and Costa Rica at Suita City Football Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Suita, Osaka, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
SUITA, JAPAN – SEPTEMBER 11: Kento Misao and Takuma Asano of Japan celebrate during the international friendly match between Japan and Costa Rica at Suita City Football Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Suita, Osaka, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Campbell, however, was not even named on the bench for the game.