Fans divided over the treatment from the fans towards Granit Xhaka.
The Granit Xhaka situation at Arsenal is going to be a talking point for some time, that you can take to the bank. We all know what happened, we saw it in all its embarrassing glory yesterday. But who should take responsibility for the toxic atmosphere at the club?
Before I get onto the fans reaction I will make my own personal stance very clear.
Now, at JustArsenal, writers and contributors are entitled to their own opinions. Mine may we be very different to my colleagues, I do not know just yet, I will wait and see what articles are published, just like the rest of you.
Xhaka was very wrong for his reaction, there is absolutely no getting away from that. However, the fans that handed out the disgraceful abuse to our captain are a hell of a lot worse.
That is my own opinion and I will follow it up with another article later on.
For now, this is about split opinions among the Arsenal fan base.
Let’s start off with the infamous anti-Wenger so-called Arsenal fan Mr DT.
Obviously Mr DT is not being honest here. The booing started well before the slow walk. That Mr DT chooses to be deaf, ignorant and lie is down to him. Quite sad that the Ozil supporters are leading the hatred towards Xhaka but I am not at all surprised.
The fans did NOT boo Xhaka being substituted, they booed him for strolling off the pitch as if we were 2-0 up and coasting, remember the abuse some of you gave Ozil for doing that in the Europa League final, have the same energy, yeah.
— MR DT © (@MrDtAFC) October 27, 2019
Ripped his shirt off? Seems the Mr DT bullshitting is contagious. Xhaka removed his shirt, did not rip it off.
Xhaka ripped the shirt off and went straight down the tunnel, Lacazette liked a post saying Emery should leave and Xhaka shouldn’t wear an Arsenal kit again, Emery lost dressing room and all fans want him out. We’ve become a meme. Banter era at it’s peak
— Aubazettes (@Aubazettes) October 27, 2019
Seems Xhaka has not lost his team mates then.
Didn’t want to post these pictures but felt I had to. This is Lucas Torreira’s emotional reaction to the abuse Granit Xhaka received after his substitution, in tears and inconsolable. Absolute love and respect for his captain. pic.twitter.com/ijKOvwkYx2
— Stuart MacFarlane (@Stuart_PhotoAFC) October 28, 2019
Grim is a very appropriate word.
As much as it isn’t great from Xhaka, this is so, so, so grim from the Arsenal fans there today pic.twitter.com/e641d1QYOT
— Krishan Davis (@krishan_davis) October 27, 2019
Cautious reaction from Emery.
“He’s wrong but we need to speak inside with him, and also to be calm about that reaction.”
Unai Emery speaks after his side threw away a 2-0 lead and Granit Xhaka reacted angrily to Arsenal fans’ jeers.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 27, 2019
Shambolic yes but I have still not seen Xhaka throw the shirt to the ground.
Auba picked the armband from the GROUND. #xhaka walking sluggishly when your team is chasing after goal. Barely shaked @UnaiEmery_. Threw shirt to the ground, walked straight into the tunnel. Shambolic. #afc pic.twitter.com/NPp0i3x8y2
— Harrison Ifeanyichukwu (@Harrisonifeany3) October 27, 2019
Hard to argue with this
Eboue was booed, Ramsey and his family were abused, Wenger was abused, Mustafi and Xhaka booed and abused on social media. Unai the latest target.
This is coming from the same fanbase who talk about our class, tradition & history with pride.
What a toxic fanbase we’ve become.
— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) October 28, 2019
A viewpoint worthy of consideration
— Connor Mort (@connor_mort17) October 27, 2019