Jamie Carragher labeled Granit Xhaka “shocking” in Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over West Ham on Monday night.
Victory for the Gunners moved them up to ninth in the Premier League table and ended their run of nine winless matches in all competitions.
Following an abysmal first hour at the London Stadium, in which they had gone behind to a fortunate Angelo Ogbonna effort, Arsenal scored three goals in nine minutes to blow the Hammers away.
Despite the seemingly comfortable victory, Freddie Ljungberg‘s side were terrible for long periods and Carragher thought Switzerland international Xhaka should have done better for West Ham’s goal.
“It always seems we have two or three fall guys we attack, some might say it’s bullying, and we always pick out David Luiz,” Carragher said on Sky Sports.
“But Xhaka here (for the goal) is shocking. He just ducks out of it.
“He may not have got there but do more than that.”
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After the match, Ljungberg said: “First half we were slow, a bit lethargic and didn’t move or run, but that comes when players are low and have no confidence because you don’t do the things you need to.
“It has been hard, but I felt ‘give it a go second half’ and it was amazing for me to see.
“You saw West Ham get a bit tired and low around the 60th and we sliced them open and played some really good football. That is how we want to play, keeping the ball well, but of course we won’t get carried away.
“We have a lot of work to do on things, but all credit to the players for how they did in the second half.”