One Player Is Receiving More Criticism Than Most After BATE Defeat

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Well, that was absolutely f*cking terrible wasn’t it?

One of the worst European performances in recent memory (and that’s covering a fair amount of ground) has left Unai Emery’s team facing an uphill battle in the second leg of the Gunners’ Europa League tie against BATE Borisov.

A Dragun goal late in the first half condemned Arsenal to a 1-0 defeat in Belarus and, to make matters worse, Alexandre Lacazette was sent off in the 85th minute, meaning the prolific Frenchman won’t be available for the return leg at the Emirates in a couple of weeks time.

But it wasn’t the former Lyon man who bore criticism from fans after the game. Most of the team did, in fairness, as did Unai Emery for his decision to yet again not include Mesut Ozil in his match day squad.

But Sead Kolasinac in particular came in for an industrial amount of reactionary wrath to tonight’s debacle of a display:

In fairness to Kolasinac, he wasn’t alone in his poor performance tonight and much, much more needs to be done in the return leg at the Emirates or a top four finish is our only hope of a return to the Champions League.