Granit Xhaka: Arsenal to offer counselling to midfielder after fans' argument

Granit Xhaka: Arsenal to offer counselling to midfielder after fans' argument

Granit Xhaka: Arsenal to offer counselling to midfielder after fans' argument

The Arsenal squad initially selected the Switzerland worldwide to be club captain in a ballot held last month.

His exile has coincided with a terrible run of outcomes, compounded by Sunday's 2-2 draw in opposition to Crystal Palace which was overshadowed by the actions of Granit Xhaka.

While there is enormous discontent from sections of the Arsenal fans regarding the Xhaka situation, Unai Emery has equally come under heavy criticism this season for a perceived lack of an on-field tactical system or direction, as the Gunners sit fifth in the Premier League table with 16 points from ten matches.

"Sure, tomorrow he's within the group so he has an opportunity to play", stated Emery.

'His behaviour was flawless in training, with the group and club.

Boss Unai Emery is coming under increasing pressure at the Emirates following a mixed start to the season. It's normal as a human. The biggest mistake he's made is not apologising, everyone makes mistakes, apologise for it. "Really, he knows he was wrong and he feels inside very deep".

"We need freshness to play our game, if we want to play attacking football and want to be competitive, want to see creativity, want to see a high-intensity game, you need freshness".

"I don't need his apology".

'He is now very down and we need to support him. 'Because I know he is devastated, we can speak about all the situation but first it's him.

'My ideal future is to watch again Xhaka playing and every supporter supporting him. I don't know if I can or will achieve it but this is my ideal.

"I think it might be hard for him to continue as captain now because of what happened", the Liverpool legend said on Sky Sports.

The former Sevilla manager tends to heavily rotate his team for EFL Cup fixtures, which means he is likely to leave Xhaka out of the side to face Liverpool at Anfield.

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