Granit Xhaka scored the opening goal in the 23rd minute for Arsenal in the EFL Cup tie against Nottingham Forest.
Xhaka scored in fantastic fashion as he took the ball up just inside the opponent’s half before launching an absolute stunner. The keeper got a hand to it but could not stop the ball as it swerved into the net.
Watch Xhaka’s incredulous goal against Nottingham Forest:
Twitter went into meltdown as Arsenal fans praised the Swiss international and his heroics.
Another wondergoal from Granit Xhaka.
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) September 20, 2016
A lot of good performances tonight from lads who are knocking loudly on wengers door. Xhaka is pure world class! What a baller he is
— Prende (@prende88) September 20, 2016
Gonna be disappointing if Xhaka doesn’t score all of his goals from 25+ yards out
— Ricky (@Rickyinho_) September 20, 2016
So glad we have someone like Xhaka now. Needed a player like him! Not afraid to shoot from distance
— Chris Hills (@CHills93) September 20, 2016
This was the best shot ever in this season Xhaka
— samrock (@snjai77) September 20, 2016
Meanwhile, the trolls were out in full force as they mocked Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba by comparing the Frenchman to Xhaka.
When Xhaka is scoring screamers for fun while Pogba dabs at the barbershop pic.twitter.com/j6fzkc1FRw
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) September 20, 2016
Less than 89m
— 〽️ (@TwoFourFours) September 20, 2016
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) September 20, 2016
arsenal: £88m for Mustafi, Perez and Xhaka
man united: £89m for https://t.co/GRngvTuaLz
— sath (@sathyajames) September 20, 2016
Even Piers Morgan, a very critical fan of the Gunners, did not shy away from praising the Swiss international.
Bloody hell, he’s done it again. Has any Arsenal player ever scored 2 better first goals than Xhaka? #afc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 20, 2016