Arsenal were left reeling at half-time after constant waves of Manchester City attacks left them 2-1 down at the break. The fingers of blame were pointing in various places, but there was one man taking more flak than others... Jack Wilshere!
The England international was slammed for his 'tired' performance in the first-half, criticised for both poor ball retention and his halfhearted defensive contribution. It left many Arsenal fans calling for him to be replaced at half-time either by Santi Cazorla or Tomas Rosicky.
Here is a handful of the tweets aimed at the young Gunner.
HT; Man City 2-1 Arsenal. I'd take off Wilshere in the second half, he's struggling today— wilshere_team10 (@wilshere_team10) December 14, 2013
Wilshere hasn't only been poor offensively, he's constantly out of position, allowing Zabaleta all the time in the world. Unfair on Nacho.— Charlie (@typicalgoongirl) December 14, 2013
Just me or does Wilshere have 5 bad games for every one good one? He's looked so off the pace today.— Hiten (@HitenPatel13) December 14, 2013
For me aguero is the best player in the prem at the minute Wilshere has been awful today and a 2-1 lead is no more than city deserve #Pundit— Callum Richardson (@Cumbo7) December 14, 2013
Wilshere has been poor,take him off— Luce (@arctic_luce) December 14, 2013
Whether or not the player can turn it around in the second half remains to be seen, but he will need to produce magic to turn around public opinion.
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