Date published: Monday 28th October 2019 9:02
Darren Bent has mentioned that Arsenal could be ready to drop captain Granit Xhaka following his controversial gesture to the fans on Sunday.
Soon after becoming jeered by a collection of Gunners fans upon his substitution against Crystal Palace on Sunday, Xhaka cupped his hands to his ear prior to issuing expletives to the crowd and hauling off his shirt.
Boss Unai Emery confirmed that he is to hold talks with midfielder about irrespective of whether he really should preserve hold of the armband but speaking to talkSPORT, Bent mentioned the sanction really should be a lot much more serious than that.
“For me, as soon as you inform the fans to f-off, you wave your hands up and you take the shirt off and go straight down the tunnel, for me that is it at the club,” the pundit mentioned.
“I do not like when fans boo their personal players, simply because he is one particular of your personal, but when you have that reaction, I just assume straight away that you are half type of just providing in. That type of reaction shows me that you have offered in.
“There’s most likely aggravation in there as nicely simply because he’s not pleased with his personal functionality, simply because he knows he hasn’t been playing quite nicely.
“But I just assume the reaction to the crowd and even to the manager, and to take your shirt off and storm down the tunnel, for me there’s no coming back from that.
“Him walking off gradually is terrible, you need to have to get off the pitch faster, but I assume the moment you disrespect the shirt you show a lack of respect to your group-mates, persons who have played for the football club in the previous and absolutely everyone linked with the club.”
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