Ian Wright feels that Granit Xhaka should already have apologised.
Granit Xhaka’s relationship with Arsenal fans doesn’t seem to be getting better, does it? His reaction to being booed off on Sunday hasn’t helped his cause that is for sure.
The Swiss midfielder has been a liability for the Gunners this season and fans were genuinely disappointed when he was named the club’s captain at the start of the season.
His performances have been poor and that necessitated frustrated fans to boo him off as he was substituted over the weekend.
The Swiss midfielder didn’t enjoy being booed and reacted angrily to fans. But Ian Wright believes he was wrong to have reacted that way and needs to tender an apology.
Xhaka’s reaction was also condemned by his manager but Wright insists that he owes the fans an apology.
“He should be apologising, he should have apologised already,” he said.
“It’s not a case of ‘that’s the end of it,’ but that’s the guy they’ve chosen as captain and that’s not captain’s behaviour. Arsenal fans have shown a lot of patience with him and the performances he has put in. He owes them a lot more than that.”
Xhaka is playing in his fourth season for the Gunners yet he remains one player that divides opinion. On his day, he can be a match-winner and the fans love to see him score goals from far.
But he seems to lack the leadership quality that the Gunners need at the moment. It is unclear why Unai Emery still plays him when Mesut Ozil has been sidelined due to poor form as well.