Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal fans ahead of Wolves clash

first_imgGranit Xhaka has been left out of Arsenal’s squad for their game against Wolves (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka will not be involved for Arsenal against Wolves but the midfielder has taken to Instagram to show that he is working in the club’s gym instead.The 26-year-old was booed by his own supporters after being substituted against Crystal Palace last Sunday and he responded by cupping his hand to ear and telling them to ‘f*** off’ as he made his way off the pitch.Amid calls for Xhaka to be stood down as club captain, Unai Emery revealed in his press conference on Friday that the Switzerland international would not feature against Wolves at the Emirates this afternoon.AdvertisementAdvertisementInstead, Xhaka is keeping himself busy in the gym as he uploaded a picture of himself working out alongside a message which read: ‘We continue to work hard.’ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal fans ahead of Wolves clash Following last weekend’s incident, Xhaka released a statement which read: ‘After taking some time to reflect on what happened on Sunday afternoon, I would like to give you an explanation rather than just a quick response.‘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.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‘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.’Explaining his decision to leave Xhaka out against Wolves, Emery said: ‘The focus is tomorrow’s match. It’s not in my mind that he will play tomorrow. It’s not in my mind that he will play tomorrow.‘He’s not in my mind. I think that tomorrow, he is not going to play.’Should Granit Xhaka be stripped of the captaincy?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Video Settings Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Nov 2019 1:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link366Sharescenter_img 1 min. story About Connatix V67539 Full Screen PLAY Advertisementlast_img

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