Granit Xhaka absolutely roasted by Arsenal supporters for performance against Chelsea
After 20 minutes of Arsenal's trip to Stamford Bridge, things weren't looking too great for Unai Emery
Goals from Pedro and Alvaro Morata had given Chelsea a two-goal lead, the second goal coming seconds after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had missed a sitter from deep inside the home side's penalty area.
By half-time, things were considerably better for the visitors. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who had also been guilty of firing over from a decent position, brought them back into the game before Alex Iwobi drew them level in time for the break.
Arsenal had dug themselves out of a hole, although for one of their players, his involvement in the game was over.
Granit Xhaka was miserable in the first 45, so much so that Emery decided to give him the hook in favour of Lucas Torreira.
The decision was a welcome one for many Gunners supporters, as was evident from their reaction on Twitter.
I thought Xhaka would make it to September tbh. Brutal.
— Tayo3000 (@DJTayo) August 18, 2018
Xhaka going off at half time. 😍
— Osman 🎗 (@OsmanZtheGooner) August 18, 2018
Xhaka just not up for this man
— EMMANUEL YAW FRIMPONG (@IAMFRIMPONG26) August 18, 2018
That halftime swap of torreira for Xhaka is all emery had to do to win me over
— YankeeGunner (@YankeeGunner) August 18, 2018
Xhaka off at HT. There's hope for Emery.
— Ahead of the Curve (@mediocentr0) August 18, 2018
Xhaka is useless AND a liability...
— Gazwthegooner (@Gazwthegooner) August 18, 2018