Granit Xhaka must meet with the coaching staff and Technical Director of Arsenal in order to explain the provocation of supporters in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace on October 27.
Many Arsenal fans were booed in the stands after Xhaka was substituted in the 61st minute in a draw against Crystal Palace. In response to the criticism, the 27-year-old midfielder covered his ears, shouted, took off his shirt and threw the captain’s hat to the ground before heading straight into the tunnel.
“We will have an internal meeting about this situation. I want to listen to Xhaka when he calms down. But, he was actually wrong to do that action,” coach Unai Emery shared at the meeting. post-match report.
According to Goal, the Spanish strategist and Technical Director Edu had harsh conversations with Xhaka after the player’s ugly actions. Arsenal say they cannot let a person do that to the captain’s armband.
Many former “Gunners” also expressed disgust at the actions of the younger. “Fans are impatient with what Xhaka showed on the pitch. He owes them more than that,” Ian Wright said.
Meanwhile, Nigel Winterburn harshly commented: “It is surprising that this is an action coming from the Arsenal captain. I think Emery needs to remove Xhaka from the squad and take the captain’s armband immediately. up to 5 captains and can easily do that. Also, I don’t like the choice of captain. The coach should be the one to decide this.”
It was the election which proved that Xhaka was an influential person in Arsenal’s dressing room. Daily Mail recently revealed that Emery will let the players decide the fate of the Swiss midfielder, because he feared that the captain’s deprivation would create a negative reaction within the team.
However, the former captain of PSG is also receiving much criticism from the fans when isolating Mesut Ozil and giving the opportunity to Xhaka. The Emirates Stadium team is currently ranked 5th in the Premier League table, but the performance they bring is not really convincing.