ARSENAL fans are absolutely fuming with Granit Xhaka after he was spotted laughing and joking with Eintracht Frankfurt players at full-time.
The Swiss midfielder played for the first time since his X-rated row with fans a month ago.
Arsenal fans are raging with Granit Xhaka after he was spotted laughing and joking with Eintracht players[/caption]
Xhaka, 27, was stripped of the captaincy in the aftermath of his tantrum.
But after being selected to start against Eintracht on Thursday night, Xhaka got a warm welcome from fans.
His name was cheered while being read out and when it looked like he would have to come off injured, he was given a round of applause.
But all of that good feeling evaporated after the full-time whistle blew.
Arsenal had been dreadful in the 2-1 defeat to the German side.
Xhaka made things a million times worse when he was spotted chatting with international team-mate Gelson Fernandes and former Basel team-mate David Abraham.
He was laughing and joking and looked like he didn’t have a care in the world despite the defeat.
Arsenal fans were raging on social media and demanded he be sold in January.
Xhaka was laughing with Switzerland team-mate Gelson Fernandes and former Basel team-mate David Abraham[/caption]
One wrote: “Xhaka smiling and laughing… exit him in January. Horrendous player. Needs to go.”
Another added: “Get out of my club ASAP.”
One said: “They literally don’t give a s***.”
While one wrote: “Any hopes for Xhaka staying are surely gone with him looking chirpy after the final whistle.
“Professional pride be damned with our players.”
Many more of the messages including X-rated language.
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Former Arsenal striker John Hartson was equally unimpressed with the performance – and boss Unai Emery.
He told BT Sport: “There was no urgency in the Arsenal performance. Very lacklustre, it looked like they had no direction from the manager in terms of how they were going to play.
“All in all, very disappointing and on the back of that performance – Unai Emery- they have to be starting to ask questions about hiss job now, they really have.”
Arsenal legend Martin Keown added that it was “an absolute shambles of a performance.”