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Arsenal fans hammer Granit Xhaka for schoolboy error against West Ham



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s reaction to Granit Xhaka’s mistake summed up many Arsenal fans’ feelings (Picture: Getty)
Arsenal fans once again turned on Granit Xhaka after his schoolboy error gifted West Ham the lead in Saturday’s London derby.
The Switzerland international, midway through his third season with the club following a £35million move from Borussia Monchengladbach, remains a divisive figure.
His burgeoning partnership with Lucas Torreira has been one of the positive aspects of Arsenal’s season, but his propensity to make costly and avoidable errors continues to undermine his progress.

Declan Rice fired West Ham into a deserved 48th minute lead (Picture: Getty)

Granit Xhaka has now made more errors leading to goals in the Premier League (5) than any other outfield player since the start of last season. Awful clearance. ? pic.twitter.com/H0pORtXJHW
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 12, 2019

And so it proved again in the 48th minute at the London Stadium when Felipe Anderson under-hit his cross and Xhaka appeared to be in the perfect position to snuff out any danger.
Instead of clearing his lines in a routine fashion, however, Xhaka opted for a risky header aimed in the general direction of Sead Kolasinac. The ball fell into the path of Samir Nasri who teed up Declan Rice for the opening goal of the game, much to the annoyance of Arsenal fans who were relieved to see the 26-year-old substituted shortly afterwards…

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