Unai Emery hints Granit Xhaka might not play for Arsenal again ahead of Leicester clash

Granit Xhaka in Arsenal training
Granit Xhaka hasn’t performed for Arsenal for the reason that draw towards Crystal Palace in October (Picture: PA)

Unai Emery has admitted that he does not know whether or not or not Granit Xhaka will play for Arsenal again following the midfielder’s outburst towards the membership’s supporters final month.

Xhaka has not performed for Arsenal since telling supporters to ‘f*** off’ after he was booed through the 2-2 draw towards Crystal Palace on October 27 and is not in rivalry for at this time’s match towards Leicester City.

The 26-year-old launched a press release 4 days after the incident on the Emirates explaining his actions but it surely did not save him from retaining the captaincy with Emery revealing final week that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the brand new membership captain.

There have been experiences linking the previous Borussia Monchengladbach participant with a return to the Bundesliga and Emery refused to substantiate whether or not or not his long-term future lies in north London.

Unai Emery addresses the media ahead of Arsenal's game against Leicester
Unai Emery confirmed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal’s captain this week (Picture: Getty)

‘As a coach, I have a responsibility for the team. We need a player like Granit Xhaka,’ Emery stated ahead of Arsenal’s sport towards Leicester.



‘But also, I don’t know if he’s going to play again. I don’t know, as a result of if he is out there in his thoughts to proceed serving to us and persevering with defending the Arsenal shirt, I believe time is giving us that answer.

‘And then, if I decide he is in the group with us if he is ready and 100 per cent in his mind with the decision to help us and to play with his quality helping us. Because we know we need that quality and that player.’

Xhaka, who was solely appointed membership captain in September, was reportedly left feeling harm after Emery’s determination to take away the accountability from him and is claimed to be contemplating his future ahead of the January switch window.

According to Emery, Xhaka is not in the correct mindset to play for Arsenal following what occurred towards Crystal Palace and requested to be excluded from the squad towards Leicester which can imply he has missed 4 video games in a row.

‘I spoke with him on Tuesday for how he is feeling now and his mind because he is training well, but he said to me he can’t play. We are going to attend,’ Emery stated on Friday.



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