Granit Xhaka dropped from Arsenal team as they focus on Wolves game.
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery has confirmed that Granit Xhaka will not be in the squad to face Wolves this weekend after he sparked a major reaction from the fans last weekend.
Xhaka had sworn at the fans after they booed him following another lacklustre performance from him and the team.
He was expected to apologise to the club’s fans on Monday but left it until Thursday to ‘explain’ his ‘reaction’. It is safe to say he didn’t endear himself to the fans for that.
Arsenal has now taken further action to freeze him out of the team. This is to avoid an unnecessary distraction as they look ahead to the Premier League game against Wolves.
When asked about Xhaka’s availability for the game against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, Emery insisted that Xhaka won’t be involved and he would prefer to discuss the players that have a shot at starting the game.
“The focus is the match and it is not in my mind that he will play tomorrow,” Emery said of the midfielder. “It is not in my mind he is going to play.”
There have been calls for Xhaka to be stripped of the club’s captaincy as well. But Emery wouldn’t be drawn into that subject either.
It seems it could be a long way back for Xhaka now. It is hard to see him getting back in the fans’ good books anytime soon.