Granit Xhaka refusing Arsenal request to make public apology and set for hefty fine

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Oct 2019 7:47 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Advertisement Xhaka took off his shirt and stormed down the tunnel after being subbed (Picture: Reuters)The situation is being handled delicately, with the majority of the Arsenal squad rallying around Xhaka, who they voted to replace Laurent Koscielny as captain over the summer.Emery will face the media later on Tuesday ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Liverpool and Xhaka’s status as captain, and any punishment he has received, will be top of the agenda.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 There are calls for the Swiss midfielder to be stripped of the Arsenal captaincy (Picture: Getty)Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka has so far refused the club’s request to issue an apology to fans after telling supporters to ‘F*** off’ during Sunday’s draw against Crystal Palace.The Swiss midfielder was jeered when his number came up on the substitution board and responded by cupping his ear to the crowd, prompting even louder booing as he trudged off the field.He stormed past Unai Emery without shaking his manager’s hand and removed his shirt before heading straight down the tunnel. The Arsenal skipper cupped his ear to the crowd and mouthed ‘F*** off’ (Picture: Reuters)Xhaka was slammed for his behaviour, though he reportedly still has support within the Arsenal squad who were ‘appalled’ by how he was treated by fans at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Sun, Emery spoke with Xhaka on the phone on Monday about the incident and the club have requested that he make a public apology.However, their attempts have ‘so far come to nothing’, with Xhaka yet to break his silence despite routinely fronting up to reporters after matches and addressing fans on social media in the past. Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fans is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: 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 CityWhile Xhaka could yet make a statement to supporters, it will not save him from a hefty fine.According to The Times, the midfielder – who earns around £100,000-a-week – is expected to be sanctioned after Emery met with technical director Edu to discuss the best course of action. Advertisement Granit Xhaka refusing Arsenal request to make public apology and set for hefty fine Commentlast_img

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