Arsenal manager Unai Emery has explained that Granit Xhaka is not ready to apologize to the Gunners’ fans because he is currently ‘devastated inside’.
On Sunday, October 27, Granit Xhaka appeared to have verbally attacked Arsenal fans while being substituted in the Premier League tie against Crystal Palace. Xhaka was reacting to being booed by Arsenal fans who were not impressed with his performance at the Emirates stadium.
Former Arsenal star Ian Wright was among those who called for Granit Xhaka to tender an apology to the club’s supporters.
But ahead of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup tie against Liverpool, Unai Emery explained that the 27-year-old is presently livid with how he was booed and won’t say sorry. ‘
“We suggested that he should tender an apology to the fans. But in his mind he is not ready to do that because he is devastated inside.”
“He is very upset. Granit knows he was wrong and when we make mistakes we need to apologize,” Emery explained according to Mirror UK.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Alexandre Lacazette left Arsenal fans confused after “liking” an Instagram post telling Unai Emery and Granit Xhaka to leave the club. The bizarre reaction came just hours after Arsenal surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against Crystal Palace on Sunday, October 27, at the Emirates.