There is a lot of outrage at the moment about the way that Arsenal fans were booing when Granit Xhaka went off the pitch, and a lot of fans are saying that it is a sign of the times that fans don’t have as much respect for players than they used to have. Well I have to disagree…..
Over 10 years ago,in a game for Arsenal against Wigan, Emmanuel Eboue was destroyed by the Arsenal fans as he walked off the pitch after coming on as a sub himself and being taken off again in the 89th minute. He had just returned from an injury layoff and was hardly fully fit, but was abused maybe even more than Xhaka was this weekend.
Watch this video and let us stop pretending that this is a new thing for Arsenal fans….