Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has been criticised after his performance on Saturday afternoon.
Guendouzi lined up in Arsenal’s midfield but he struggled to take control of the game. Leicester City were the much better side and they won 2-0 at The King Power Stadium.
The pressure is mounting on Unai Emery but the players were also slated on Twitter. Several Arsenal players were disappointing against Leicester and Guendouzi was one of those.
Up against a talented Leicester midfield, the Frenchman struggled to assert his influence. The likes of Wilfred Ndidi, James Maddison and Youri Tielemans were able to dictate the game.
Guendouzi has been a regular for Arsenal this season. Emery rates the 20-year-old highly and often has him in the starting line-up. But he was not at his best against the Foxes.
Arsenal fans will be hoping it is just a blip for Guendouzi and he returns to his best form after the international break. Here are some tweets discussing Guendouzi’s performance at Leicester.
Spot on. Guendozi is a liability with no idea where he is suppose to play on the pitch. Ideally, our spine should be auba, ozil, xhaka, torreira
— Daniel (@octodure76) November 10, 2019
People are actually shocked that Guendouzi was trash without Xhaka behind him? What did I tell you lol
— n® (@theflawedfoot) November 9, 2019
Guendouzi, Holding and Lacazette have been really really bellow their standards.
They must be Emery outs!
— AfcVIP⁴⁹ (@VipArsenal) November 9, 2019
Imagine the abuse Xhaka would’ve got if he had been constantly giving the ball away like Guendouzi has in this game
— Muhammad Ahmed (@DohukyMD3) November 9, 2019
Xhaka not in the side has exposed Guendouzi’s weaknesses. Bcos for the most part many just chose to ignore how Xhaka was always cleaning up after him, to instead focus on Guendouzi just wanting fight everybody. Because apparently that’s what “captain material” do.
— ΜċGεε #JeSuisXhaka (@LaboGoon) November 9, 2019
We need to swallow our pride and recall Xhaka cos Guendouzi is a good player but he’s far too chaotic to control a midfield. Need a more deliberate player.
— Nnamdi Obinwanne (@obisingledigit) November 9, 2019