Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirms Granit Xhaka not in his plans for Wolves match

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Granit Xhaka Statement The scenes that took place around my substitution have moved me deeply. I love this club and always give 100% on and off the pitch.My feeling of not being understood by fans, and repeated abusive comments at matches and in social media over the last weeks and months have hurt me deeply.People have said things like, ‘We will break your legs’, ‘Kill your wife’ and ‘Wish that your daughter gets cancer’. That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt the rejection in the stadium on Sunday.In this situation, I let myself be carried away and reacted in a way that disrespected the group of fans that support our club, our team and myself with positive energy. That has not been my intention and I’m sorry if that’s what people thought.My wish is that we get back to a place of mutual respect, remembering why we fell in love with this game in the first place. Let’s move forward positively together. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is likely to captain Arsenal in the absence of Ganit Xhaka against Wolves (Picture: Getty)‘In the stadium sometimes it’s normal when we aren’t winning that they respond with some criticism. It’s normal to coach and players.‘Also a lot of players sometimes receive that criticism in the stadium and when you recover with a good performance they forget that and applaud the players and team.‘That’s our objective. To connect with the people, to win and respond the supporters to us, helping us in 90 minutes. This is our target tomorrow.’Should Granit Xhaka remain as Arsenal captain?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal players openly ‘taking the p***’ out of Unai Emery as pressure on the manager increasesMORE: Mesut Ozil ‘unhappy’ with Arsenal situation, reveals Sead Kolasinac Granit Xhaka issued a statement following his actions during last weekend’s draw against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has confirmed he is not planning to select Granit Xhaka ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Wolves on Saturday.The club captain stormed off the pitch during last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, throwing the armband to the floor and hurling abuse at his own supporters after they had ironically cheered his substitutionXhaka released a statement on Thursday explaining, rather than apologising for, his actions but Emery intends to keep his skipper out of the firing line for the visit of Wolves to the Emirates Stadium.‘The first is the person,’ said Emery at his pre-match press conference.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The human, like everyone, feels. Xhaka’s issues last week is one issue that needs time. He needs time to recover the normality in him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He is training. He didn’t play in Liverpool for me he is continuing, above all [we are] focusing on tomorrow.‘He said sorry. He gave apologies to the supporters and everybody. Now is the focus on tomorrow’s match.’ Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirms Granit Xhaka not in his plans for Wolves match Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Nov 2019 1:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Comment On the abuse players receive online and how they should look to deal with it, Emery added: ‘Everybody maybe we have some social media on our phone, on our internet, on our web.‘Really to use it is only being intelligent. We can respect the people on social media but we have to separate how much is real. Every supporter is not following that.‘For me the best supporters or the good response is how the supporters respond in our stadium. We have a lot of supporters around the world and we respect them but the real response is in the stadium.last_img

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