Arsenal's Olivier Giroud comes on as a substitute to replace Francis Coquelin
Francis Coquelin turned in surely his worst ever performance in an Arsenal shirt last night - at the worst possible time.
The Frenchman built his reputation as a midfield destroyer when he broke through in 2015, but he has not quite recaptured this sparkling form.
Last night may be his lowest ebb since being involved in the 8-2 loss to Manchester United in 2011, but at least that game he had inexperience as an excuse.
He was anonymous against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, unable to prevent his side crashing to a 5-1 defeat.
Coquelin's game was summed up by the way he backed off Arjen Robben and allowed him to turn inside for the game's opener, and he did not improve.
He was substituted after 77 minutes, and left the field with embarrassing statistics befitting of his substitute replacement.
|Accurate Passes||Won Tackles||Mins Played|
Coquelin completed only seven passes and did not win a single tackle, supposedly his greatest attribute.
He was not the only player to let himself down, with Alex Iwobi and Mesut Ozil just as anonymous, but there have to be real questions emerging now over whether the Frenchman deserves a first team spot.
Here is a look at how Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter to his display...
Coquelin is a player to come on in the 89th minute to hold a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace. Nothing more.— Guy (@Guy_AFC6) February 15, 2017
Özil and Coquelin need to be sold, ASAP.— salaar latif (@salaar_latif) February 15, 2017
People who don't understand football using Mesut Özil as a scapegoat again. Coquelin being pathetic was definitely Özil's fault idiots— Daragh Roycroft (@daraghr10) February 15, 2017
Arsene is just biased there's no way Coquelin a better player than Elneny..— XHAKA (@Zakareeeya) February 15, 2017
I'm Coquelin's biggest fan but he has to be dropped after his performances in the last few weeks.— It'sMYArsenalOpinion (@ARSENALDvbrisG) February 15, 2017
i'll pick joey barton over coquelin any time— oliver malu (@malubomboka) February 15, 2017
Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara in action with Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Francis Coquelin