Fans are really in the wrong on Xhaka
Hello everyone, I know the articles towards Xhaka’s abuse has been more than covered, but I have a feeling that we are all looking at it the wrong way. First and foremost, I will start by saying that his actions were way out of order. It is totally unacceptable for a captain to show that. I will also be quick to confess that I am not his biggest supporter, in fact I am more hopeful of a good run of results in his absence. But all in all, we have to accept when facts are there in front of our eyes.
Now what do fans want from our Captain? He is our player, and if anything, we should be supporting him through it all, after all, we like to call out on our pride, culture and class, right? Yes, his performance has been consistently been overshadowed by his usual costly mistakes, almost two per game actually, On his current form, he shouldn’t be anywhere near our first XI. But does he select himself? Who is responsible for his selection? When he is selected, what do we want him to do? Refuse to play? Assume he refused to play, wouldn’t we be acting the same way or even worst? When he plays, with all his mistakes, he shows massive respect to the fans. You will say he is paid to perform, and to perform at his highest level, but do you want to tell me that he can actually take to the field with an intention to make a mistake? If the answer is yes, then I can only feel sorry for you.
Who is to blame?
I feel that the blame fully lies with the person in charge. Why does he perform well at the international level? because he works under different environment. Xhaka is not a DM, he never was and probably never will be. He performs better with a DM, I mean the biggest problem Arsenal have isn’t even the defence, the problem is in the midfield. We can moan about top class defenders in the world, we can even add two Van Dijk’s in this team, and we will still leak goals. Even Xhaka’s best performances came when he was playing with Torreira last season. But at Arsenal, he is usually asked to play out of position. We are then forced to judge him against the likes of Fernandinho, Rodrigo, Kante, Fabinho and the rest, while he isn’t them.
Why did Man City struggle when they didn’t have Fernandinho last season? Why did Pep go all in on Rodrigo? Emery is the problem, just like Arsene’s last months, Emery is becoming stubborn for no reason. Putting poor Xhaka in the firing line. STOP booing Xhaka, Its the manager. Whenever he is selected to play, he will have to play. He can’t say no. So, who is really to blame for Xhaka’s abuse?
Finally, to us fans, REALLY? I was watching AFTV and saw someone saying that Xhaka deserved everything he got. Well Okay, Xhaka is a well-paid Arsenal player and owes us a performance worth his salary every week, and if he doesn’t, he surely deserves criticism from us. But what did his wife do to deserve the threats and insults? “I wish your daughter gets cancer”. REALLY? Can you wish that even on our most hated betrayers? A little kid for heaven’s sake! That is total disgrace!! That’s stupidity of the highest order. Oh my I can’t even begin to imagine what I would do if it was my daughter. No matter how much you pay me, that is way out of line, and the person that said that should be ashamed of himself, and never call himself an Arsenal fan.
That’s it from me…