Granit Xhaka: Unai Emery ‘doesn’t know’ if midfielder will play for Arsenal once more


Granit Xhaka reacted angrily to the Arsenal followers when he was substituted in opposition to Crystal Palace final month

Arsenal boss Unai Emery admits he “doesn’t know” if former captain Granit Xhaka will play for the membership once more.

Xhaka, 27, was stripped of the club captaincy earlier this week after being concerned in an offended confrontation with dwelling followers through the Gunners’ 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on 27 October.

The Swiss midfielder has not performed since and won’t play in Saturday’s Premier League game at Leicester City.

“He mentioned to me that he is not feeling adequate to play,” mentioned Emery.

“I spoke with him on Tuesday about how he is feeling and the way he’s in his thoughts. He is working properly, he is coaching properly.

“I should be targeted with the gamers we now have, after which after the worldwide break I’m going to talk once more with him.”

The Switzerland captain was booed as he walked off the pitch after being substituted in opposition to Palace, prompting him to cup his ear, take his shirt off and head straight down the tunnel to the dressing room.

Emery later mentioned Xhaka ought to apologise to the membership’s supporters, saying the midfielder “is aware of he was fallacious”.

Nonetheless, Xhaka didn’t go that far, though he did say he bought “carried away” and reacted “disrespectfully” to followers following repeated threats to his wife and daughter.