A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Granit Xhaka’s performance for Switzerland in their 1-0 defeat to Denmark on Saturday.
The Swiss’ hopes of qualifying for Euro 2020 suffered a significant blow as they were beaten by the Danes. Yussuf Poulsen scored the game’s only goal with six minutes remaining in Copenhagen.
In fairness to the visitors, the contest could have been completely different had Denmark not had Kasper Schmeichel in goal. The Leicester City stopper was outstanding, arguably proving to be the best player on the pitch.
Arguably the best save he made came from Xhaka’s effort early on. The Arsenal midfielder curled a delicious strike towards the top corner from outside the box. However, Schmeichel somehow pawed the ball away.
It was a disappointing night for Xhaka, and some felt that he switched off for Denmark’s goal. Whoscored.com shows that he failed to make a single challenge or win an aerial duel.
Some Arsenal fans on social media seemed to think that Xhaka was actually a lot better than he can be for the Gunners. But others were less convinced and suggested that he was poor.
Here is what some of the fans made of the midfielder’s display…
Xhaka in a Switzerland shirt is a completely different player
— mac daddy (@ThatGuyKbz) October 12, 2019
Just tuned into the Denmark v Switzerland game. First thing I witness is Xhaka giving away a silly foul.
— AFCZafar (@AfcZafar) October 12, 2019
Watching Xhaka play for Switzerland is really saddening because it makes you realise how good he could be for us if we had the right partner for him.
— Adeeb (@_____adeeb) October 12, 2019
Xhaka is a different player for Switzerland.
— MN (@Mostafa__N) October 12, 2019
Crazy, Xhaka puts in a masterful performance against a midfield containing a Spurs and Dortmund player but is considered to be not good enough by Arsenal fans.
— ? (@afcprimm) October 12, 2019
I have just watched Granit Xhaka tonight. The fouls he was giving away in a very slow game was astonishing. I stood by him for a long time. I am totally convinced now that with this guy in our midfield, we will never compete with Liverpool n City. Get us a Vierasque DM please!
— Masibulele Gxalatana (@MGxalatana) October 12, 2019
The first time I can be happy about a Xhaka disasterclass as an Arsenal fan cause he was playing against my country ??
— Arsenalian (@Arsenalian6) October 12, 2019