Arsene Wenger shares his opinion on Unai Emery’s handling of Granit Xhaka at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger shares his opinion on Unai Emery’s handling of Granit Xhaka at Arsenal
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Arsene Wenger shares his opinion on Unai Emery’s handling of Granit Xhaka at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has thrown his support behind Granit Xhaka after Arsenal manager Unai Emery stripped him of his captaincy after an outburst with fans.

Xhaka reacted angrily after being substituted in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace as he capped his ear and shouted "f**k off" to the fans before taking his shirt off and storming off the pitch.

The Swiss midfielder has not played since the Palace draw with Emery confirming that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now replaced Xhaka as captain.

Speaking while on beIN Sports, Wenger broke his silence on how Emery has treated Xhaka, "You can always but it doesn’t mean in any club… it’s not the motorway, you have people with passion, with the pressure they are under, with the disappointment they carry out, they have sometimes reactions you don’t want.

"But you have to remind people of the behavior you want. I think Xhaka is an intelligent player, contrary to what I heard in recent weeks. Finally he apologized and that’s what he [Emery] wanted from him.

"He was captain at [Borussia] Monchengladbach. I don’t think he was captain with me, it depends maybe in Europa League games or League Cup games, I don’t know."

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