Granit Xhaka is claimed to be set for crunch talks with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger today, following his unnecessary red-card at the weekend.
The Swiss international was sent off against Burnley on Sunday with his side leading the tie 1-0, and his actions have so far been slammed on fans, pundits and the manager alike.
Arsene Wenger went into meltdown after the incident, and even got himself sent to the stands following the stresses that followed, although the Frenchman refused his order to leave the arena, as well as having a tussle with the fourth official after the awarding of an injury time penalty to the opposition.
Xhaka now looks set to feel the wrath of Wenger following the unnecessary situation he put his fellow team-mates into, and there are also rumours circulating that the incident may have persuaded the Arsenal boss to look at alternative midfielders this month.
After the game, Arsene said: “He has to control his game, and not punish the team with his lack of control and his tackling.
“We don’t encourage our midfielders to go down in tackles, we want them to stand up and not make these kind of fouls.”
Wenger will have had plenty of time to watch over the incident, as well as time to reflect on the circumstances, and is now said to be ready to unleash his frustrations with the player, having already warned him about his discipline.
Xhaka is expected to pick up a four-match ban, which will see him miss the tough FA Cup trip to Southampton, as well as the crucial Premier League title battle with leaders Chelsea.
Do we need to bring in another midfielder? Can we trust Xhaka in that important central role?