How Granit Xhaka Reacted At The Final Whistle To Arsenal Losing To Bournemouth
Granit Xhaka started in the middle of the park for Arsenal, and stood there motionless at the final whistle following the Premier League defeat Bournemouth.
Amidst the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga - reports suggest a move away from the Emirates is imminent - Arsenal returned to league duty after the goalless draw against Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final first leg.
But the Gunners were defeated by Bournemouth on Sunday, mounting more woes on Arsene Wenger.
Xhaka in action for Arsenal. Image: PA
The visitors took the lead in the second half through Hector Bellerin, yet they weren't able to hold on. Callum Wilson drew level on the 70th minute before Jordan Ibe bagged the eventual match-winner four minutes later.
And following the defeat, Xhaka cut a dejected figure at the final whistle. The Swiss enforcer was in disbelief with the Arsenal faithfuls sounding off on the midfielder.
Granit Xhaka held this pose for about 20 seconds at full-time. Looked shellshocked. Can see one #afc fan repeatedly drawing a line with both arms, shouting "rubbish" over and over again. pic.twitter.com/IA3Fk6TjEv- James Olley (@JamesOlley) January 14, 2018
Here's how the Arsenal fans reacted:
He's motionless on the pitch anyway so...- Naija Gooner (@Naija_Goooner) January 14, 2018
I don't think he know the games over.- McL (@sitzfleisch_9) January 14, 2018
Xhaka motionless for 90 minutes ♂️ he's shit and we need a holding player so badly right now- Stephen Pears (@pears81) January 14, 2018
Xhaka was motionless during the game too- North Bank View (@NorthBankView) January 14, 2018
Honestly he really is a good player. He has great qualities but under this management those qualities simply will not shine through. Instead good players like him will constantly be exposed and made to look bang average and it's really sad- MarshalKagami_7 (@PHDAFC) January 14, 2018
About as much as he has moved since we signed him- Fatbury (@fatbury) January 14, 2018