Jon Toral may have signed off on his Rangers loan with a goal but that didn’t stop him being booed from the pitch when he was substituted in the second half.
Struggling with a rib injury in recent weeks, Toral didn’t really get the chance to settle in Scotland after moving there in January and Rangers fans have been quick to criticise. A large part of that had to do with him being played as a deep-lying midfielder when he’s spent his career further up the pitch.
Something tells me Rangers fans haven't quite taken to Jon Toral. pic.twitter.com/38e2qctFzk
— Evan (@EvanMcFarlane) May 21, 2017
Never realised how much Rangers fans hated Jon Toral, I'd love to see him back at blues.
— Matt hensley (@matteohensley) May 21, 2017
See if you boo'd Toral when he went off, a have the upmost respect for you.
— gravy lobes (@jackross1872) May 17, 2017
Speaking after the game, Toral said he believed his spell with Rangers had helped make him a better player.
“I have been used to playing further forward on the pitch in my time at Birmingham and even at Brentford and Granada,” Toral said.
“When you play higher up you get more chances but with this deeper role my job is to do other things, make the team play a bit and move the ball around.
“I think I’m going back [to Arsenal] having improved, I try to learn from every season and every loan that I have and I think I have done that here so I am very grateful to the club and the staff.
“I have another season left at Arsenal so I will go back and it will depend on where they see me, in terms of whether they see me ready for the first team or if they see me doing better with another loan.
“I have to see if they want to give me another contract, so I will wait and talk to them and then we will go from there.”