Arsenal earned a narrow 1-0 win at home to Huddersfield Town on Saturday in the Premier League – and some of the club’s supporters ripped into attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan for his performance.
The Gunners jumped above of both Tottenham and Chelsea to temporarily move third in the league table ahead of both team’s round of fixtures this weekend.
Unai Emery’s side finally broke down a stubborn Huddersfield defence in the 82nd minute, as in-form midfielder Lucas Torreira scored a bicycle kick from close-range to win three points.
Arsenal weren’t at their sparkling best at the weekend and will be thrilled to get out of the match with maximum point secured, as they stay firmly in the hunt for a top-four finish.
A selection of supporters from the north London club decided to vent their frustration on social media towards Mkhitaryan, who they believe failed to make a serious impact off the bench.
The 29-year-old attacking midfielder came on to the pitch for the second-half as a half-time substitute and was unable to stamp his authority in the final third with no serious goalscoring chances.
He is an intelligent playmaker that has been directly involved in five goals this season in 17 appearances, but is still trying to find his way in Emery’s system.
Here are a selection of Arsenal fan tweets on Mkhitaryan:
Can’t remember the last time Mkhitaryan didn’t drop a 3/10
— Account #1 MIA (@OziIRoIe) December 8, 2018
Imagine if Mkhitaryan could actually time and execute a through ball properly
— A〽️it (@MeisterMesut) December 8, 2018
mkhitaryan is insanely bad
— shaolin soul (@ressiej_) December 8, 2018
Mkhitaryan doesn’t inspire any bit of confidence. Why him for Lacazette come on @UnaiEmery_
— NiR. (@NirupamDeria) December 8, 2018
I don’t say this lightly but Mkhitaryan might be the worst player Arsenal have ever had
— IronMan (@IronMan_AV) December 8, 2018
I think Smith Rowe would give us a better performance than Mkhitaryan #ARSHUD
— KHXOS (@TheKhxos) December 8, 2018
Mkhitaryan definitely my least favourite Arsenal player these days
— arsenal art (@aheywood11) December 8, 2018
Mkhitaryan is a waste of a substitute.
— 💫 (@H__2312) December 8, 2018
Mkhitaryan’s decision making is incredibly bad
— Ö1🎒 (@_Soetan) December 8, 2018