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Arsenal outcast Granit Xhaka slammed for ruling himself out of Leicester City defeat

Granit Xhaka has been slammed for missing Arsenal's defeat at Leicester City
has been slammed for lacking Arsenal’s defeat at Leicester City (Picture: Getty)

has slammed Granit Xhaka for ruling himself out of Arsenal’s Premier League conflict at Leicester City.

Under-fire Gunners boss confirmed final week that Xhaka would miss the journey to the King Power Stadium after ruling himself out of the match.

Xhaka has not performed for Arsenal since his surprising altercation with supporters throughout the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace final month.

The incident led Xhaka to be stripped of the captaincy however Redknapp says the Swiss midfielder ought to have made himself accessible for Saturday’s journey to Leicester.

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After a goalless first 68 minutes on the King Power, two fast objectives from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison noticed the Foxes safe a 2-Zero victory and climb to second within the .

‘Arsenal are in a real mess,’ Redknapp advised the Daily Mail. ‘Unai Emery is getting the blame, however that may be a membership devoid of characters of their squad proper now.

‘Where is the management? If Granit Xhaka actually was captain materials, he would have been on the King Power on Saturday.

‘He would have been there preventing to win over the followers who gave him stick. Instead he was left at residence, and Emery is having to choose up the items.

‘The final time Arsenal received away from residence in opposition to a big-six membership? January 2015, at Manchester City.

Xhaka missed Arsenal's defeat to Leicester City
Xhaka missed Arsenal’s defeat to Leicester City (Picture: Getty)

‘The last time they won away at Leicester? September 2015. They have big problems, and now trail Leicester by nine points.’

After shedding to Leicester, Arsenal discover themselves sixth within the Premier League, eight factors behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

Emery stated: ‘In the top, a foul consequence however we did our gameplan, considering proper within the second and we did that and once they scored the primary objective was the second perhaps.

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‘Before the primary objective I feel we have been within the match and within the second half we began to push in and create probabilities however they’re in an excellent second and so they received.

‘The second half we began higher, we have been pushing and displaying we needed to win. They work very properly, the gamers felt comfy and defended good and we had probabilities.

‘I am sure we are going to improve after the international break.’

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