“Worst Arsenal player I’ve ever seen” – Gunners fans fume at “useless” 28-year-old

A Granit Xhaka mistake left Arsenal fans fuming – as the Swiss internationals’ loose pass bounced into the back of the net off the hip of Chris Wood.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang struck after five minutes, giving the Gunners a dream start, but their joy was cut short as half-time drew near.

Whilst seemingly in comfortable possession in their own box, Xhaka dithered on the ball and his pass in his own box was cut out by Wood, who was none the wiser as the ball cannoned off him and into an empty net.

Xhaka’s mistake adds to a terrible record he has whilst facing Burnley.

He has received two red cards in previous meetings, including getting his marching orders in December’s Burnley victory at the Emirates.

In-fact, since the start of the 17/18 season, no outfield player has made more mistakes leading to goals than Xhaka – who has cost his side eight goals.

However, perhaps Xhaka shouldn’t shoulder all of the blame in this case.

Bernd Leno gave him a ball inside the box that he couldn’t do too much with, when looking back, the German could’ve sent the ball long himself and cleared all danger.

Xhaka’s relationship with Gunners fans has been fractious at times and has the feel of being a real scapegoat at the club.

Today’s incident certainly hasn’t done anything to change the mind of those Arsenal fans, some of whom have actually started to warm to Xhaka in recent weeks.

Here’s what they had to say on twitter….