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‘Poor’: Arsenal fans fuming at performance of Granit Xhaka in Real Madrid defeat

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‘Poor’: Arsenal fans fuming at performance of Granit Xhaka in Real Madrid defeat

The Swiss midfielder was the subject of vast social media criticism for his latest performance.

Arsenal slipped to a penalty shootout defeat against Real Madrid last night to end their pre-season tour of America in disappointment.

Unai Emery’s team led at the break thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Nacho was sent off for the Spanish giants in the ninth minute and it had looked like being plain sailing for the Gunners.

This is Arsenal though…

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Two needless yellow cards from Sokratis Papastathopoulos just before the break handed Zinedine Zidane’s side a chance of reprieve against a level playing field.

Two goals just after the break from Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio ensured that the scores were level after the 90.

Granit Xhaka, Nacho Monreal and academy starlet Robbie Burton all missed their spot-kicks to give Madrid the pre-season victory.

Swiss star Xhaka came in for his fair share of criticism from the Arsenal supporters following the contest.

The 26-year-old was a regular in Emery’s team last season. He featured 40 times in all competitions and has captained the side on occasions.

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The Gunners fans weren’t happy with the £100,000-a-week star’s showing, however.

They took to Twitter to vent their frustration at his latest performance.

Here is a selection of what Arsenal fans were saying about Granit Xhaka:

 

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