Arsenal fans left BAFFLED at staggering claim: ‘Are you mad? He can’t be serious’ | Football | Sport
That is the opinion of one supporter on fan channel AFTV.
Arsenal enjoyed an impressive run of 11 victories in all competitions at the start of the season.
However, Unai Emery’s side have now won just once in their last five fixtures – a 2-1 win over Blackpool in the League Cup.
The Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw over Premier League newcomers Wolves at the Emirates on Sunday and after the game, AFTV spoke to supporters to see who they thought has been the club’s most impressive player.
And while many fans quickly went for new boy Lucas Torreira, one supporter went for a rather left-field choice.
“For me it would have to be Xhaka in the centre,” he said.
“The reason why is because of how much he’s improved from last season.
“A lot of my mates and a lot of people I know were what gunning him and not really giving him a chance and saying that we needed another central midfielder.
“But I think under Unai Emery and especially next to [Lucas] Torreira, he’s just looked like a different player this season.
“I think that him and Torreira are now the best centre midfield partnership [in the Arsenal squad].
“I think then probably after that, obviously Lucas Torreira is an amazing player but I’m personally looking at the players who were here last season and how they’ve improved and what the change has been.
“[Alex] Iwobi from last season to this season; different player.
“The guy is nutmegging people like he’s enjoying football so for me Xhaka then Iwobi.”
But many other Arsenal supporters were absolutely baffled at the fan’s opinion on Xhaka.
“Xhaka !! He can’t be serious,” one fan wrote.
Another said: “Xhaka?! are you mad….”
“Xhaka???? Wtf??” a third fan wrote.
A fourth fan commented: “No way can anyone say xhaka. He’s had a few world class games and he’s shown he cannot play without torreira, if torreira got injured 2017 xhaka will return.”