Patrice Evra has claimed that Thierry Henry as soon as turned off the tv in disgust when he noticed Granit Xhaka was captaining Arsenal.
Xhaka has discovered himself below hearth as soon as once more, after he was dismissed throughout his facet’s defeat to Burnley on Sunday. With the Gunners at residence and the scores degree at 0-0, Xhaka was despatched off for grabbing Ashley Westwood by the throat after a VAR verify.
Arsenal went on to lose the sport 1-0 after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an personal objective with slightly below 20 minutes left to play within the second half.
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Speaking as a pundit on Sky Sports after the sport, the oft-outspoken Evra informed a narrative of when he was as soon as invited to observe a Gunners sport at membership legend Thierry Henry’s home.
Evra recalled: “He turned on the TV, the first image he saw on the screen was Xhaka leading Arsenal, being the captain.
“Thierry Henry turned off the TV. I mentioned ‘what’s occurred?’
“He said ‘I can’t watch my team and Xhaka being the captain,’ and we didn’t watch the game.”
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It shouldn’t be the primary time that the Switzerland worldwide has attracted the ire of Gunners supporters.
Back in November, Xhaka was stripped of the membership’s captaincy after reacting angrily to followers jeering him off throughout a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.
He had appeared set to depart the membership that January after which once more in the summertime, just for new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to combine him again into the facet.
His obvious misplaced religion in Xhaka shouldn’t be the one purpose that Arteta finds himself below stress. The defeat to Burnley leaves Arsenal in fifteenth place, simply 5 factors away from the drop and 10 factors adrift of the Champions League spots.
They are additionally with out a win in 5 Premier League video games and have misplaced 4 residence matches on the spin.