Arsenal fans have been unforgiving of Granit Xhaka after the midfielder made an ‘apology’ over his conduct when he was substituted in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.
The Switzerland international released a statement last night alluding to the abuse he receives and saying he regretted his actions last weekend (via Arsenal).
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However, he stopped short of making a full apology, instead, telling the fans he didn’t mean to ‘disrespect’ them and that he was sorry if that’s ‘what they thought’.
Last week wasn’t the first time £36m-rated Xhaka (via Transfermarkt) has enjoyed a stormy relationship with the Emirates Stadium faithful, with the 27-year-old also being booed during his substitution against Aston Villa earlier in the season (via The Metro).
After his ‘apology’, it seems the fans weren’t in much of a forgiving mood as they took to Twitter to blast the Swiss player.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
But this isn’t an apology m it’s just shifting blame
— Orina Andrew (@Orisdrew) October 31, 2019
I don’t see any apology for disrespecting the badge and throwing the shirt on the floor.
— Ahmed (@Ahmed91Gooner) October 31, 2019
Thanks for the fake apology but it’s time to strip you of captaincy and time to say goodbye
— INVINCEARSENAL (@INVINCEARSENAL) October 31, 2019
Work your way up from the u23s
— EL (@AubaSZN) October 31, 2019
That’s not an apology…
— . (@BryanRhysG) October 31, 2019
Please leave the club
— Silviu Petcu (@silviu_petcu) October 31, 2019
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