Unai Emery reveals how Arsenal chief Josh Kroenke reacted to shocking Granit Xhaka outburst

first_imgXhaka has been left ‘devastated’ by the abuse (Picture: Getty)‘Xhaka is the current captain, but I don’t think he will be captain anymore after what he did at the weekend,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports.‘The fact he didn’t instantly apologise tells you he’s upset, angry and I’m sure it’s a horrible feeling for him.‘But that anger must be controlled. If you don’t have a thick skin you can’t be a footballer.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘The fans will always be an element of the football club and they’re bigger and better than anything else involved.‘He has to take his medicine but I’ll be surprised if he comes back in any capacity to play for Arsenal again.’On Wednesday night, Arsenal face Premier League leaders Liverpool in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup but Xhaka will not be involved.MORE: Parlour names the player Arsenal should have signed to be captain instead of Xhaka Advertisement Unai Emery reveals how Arsenal chief Josh Kroenke reacted to shocking Granit Xhaka outburst Granit Xhaka clashed with Arsenal fans during the Premier League clash against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has revealed how Arsenal chief Josh Kroenke reacted to Granit Xhaka’s shocking outburst at the Emirates on Sunday.Xhaka, who was named Emery’s permanent captain last month, threw his arms up in the air and cupped his ears after his substitution during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace was greeted by sarcastic cheers.The frustrated Switzerland midfielder was seen mouthing ‘f**k off’ towards the Arsenal supporters and took off his shirt before storming down the tunnel. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Oct 2019 11:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link186Shares Advertisement Josh Kroenke agreed with Unai Emery’s assessment of the incident (Picture: Getty)Emery condemned Xhaka for his reaction and says Josh Kroenke, son of Arsenal owner Stan, also agreed that the captain was ‘wrong’ to engage with the supporters.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe under-fire Gunners boss also says he has the backing of Kroenke despite Arsenal’s mixed start to the new season and the apparent lack of progress since Arsene Wenger left.Emery said: ‘We are responsible, the club and I.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We know our responsibility is to help everybody, and also when we are making some mistakes to recognise it.‘Sunday for example, after the match, Josh Kroenke was also in the dressing room speaking with me. We were speaking for 10 minutes about the situation but all the time helping each other.‘He’s supporting me, he’s supporting the players, we were talking about the circumstance with Granit Xhaka, saying that he was wrong and we need to manage that with him. Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fanshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-granit-xhaka-wrong-swear-fans-2036436/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘And yesterday the same, it was the day off for us and the players but we were here also, I was here and also I was speaking with Raul, with Edu, and also speaking with Xhaka.‘But now preparing the match tomorrow is the most important, but also we need the time managing different situations.’Following Sunday’s events, Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas cannot see a way back for Xhaka.last_img