Arsenal fans on Twitter slate Henrikh Mkhitaryan's performance

Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal boards the plane to Valencia at Luton Airport on May 08, 2019 in Luton, England.

The Armenian incurred the wrath of Arsenal fans on Sunday.

Burnley's Dwight McNeil battles with Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Stephan Lichtsteiner during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Arsenal FC at Turf Moor on May 12, 2019 in...

Henrikh Mkhitaryan chose a horrible time to have a mare for Arsenal.

The Armenia international was arguably the Gunners' worst player at St James' Park on Sunday as Unai Emery's side kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win at Newcastle.

Mkhitaryan, who joined Arsenal 18 months ago, had a dreadful first half and lost possession more than any other player on the pitch, in addition to missing a gilt-edged chance to fire the visitors ahead.

It couldn't have been a worse time for him to post a disappointing display.

 

Emery has just spent £72 million on bringing Nicolas Pepe to North London and the Ivorian, like Mkhitaryan, is a right winger.

A solid performance from the former Manchester United ace would've at least given the Spanish manager food for thought, and illustrated that he was ready to challenge Pepe for first-team honours.

But Pepe won't have much problem dislodging the 30-year-old, and here's what Arsenal fans on Twitter thought about his performance.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal FC during the Europa League semifinal second leg match between Valencia and Arsenal at Estadio de Mestalla on May 9, 2019 in Valencia, Spain

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