Arsenal fans have turned on Granit Xhaka following another costly mistake, this time against Liverpool.
Xhaka gave the ball away against Liverpool with a lacklustre pass back to Hector Bellerin, leading to the ball being intercepted and Roberto Firmino heading home the opening goal of what would very quickly turn into another thumping for Arsenal at the hands of Liverpool.
And Gooners were not happy. Shocker.
Three games in a row Xhaka gifts the ball away and Arsenal immediately concede
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) August 27, 2017
Xhaka has gone from prime Pirlo to Coquelin in the space of two weeks.
— JA. (@WengerAssist) August 27, 2017
Xhaka giveaway for the goal, again.
— Jay (@allinthepass) August 27, 2017
Xhaka gives the ball away and Arsenal concede. Heard that one before.
— John Brewin (@JohnBrewinESPN) August 27, 2017
Granit Xhaka annoys me so much, I've seen him play L1 triangles that belong on Pornhub, but he also gives the ball away more than Eboue did
— Sam Reynolds (@samreynolds28) August 27, 2017
3 games, 3 times Xhaka gives the ball away, 3 goals. I'm done #LIVARS
— Average Joe (@ALCH3M15T) August 27, 2017
Xhaka again!!! Gives the ball away in the first third then we concede #LIVARS
— Dee (@dmercurialone) August 27, 2017
— Mihir Trivedi (@mihirt25) August 27, 2017
This is the third time that Arsenal have conceded a goal this season after Xhaka gave the ball away.
During the first game, it led to a Jamie Vardy goal for Leicester, which no one likes to see, and last week it led to Real Madrid loanee, Jese Rodriguez, scoring Stoke’s one and only goal of the game.
Although Xhaka won man of the match against Chelsea during the Community Shield, his wayward passing has been a problem ever since.
The 24-year-old is far from the only Arsenal player currently under-performing. However, when his errors directly lead to goals, there’s cause for concern.
It doesn’t help that Aaron Ramsey, Xhaka’s midfield partner, also looked as if he didn’t know where he was on Sunday. The Welshman was looking the wrong way for Firmino’s goal.