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Three senior Arsenal stars consoled upset Xhaka at his home after he left the ground early following fan boos

GRANIT XHAKA was reportedly consoled by three senior Arsenal players at his home following yesterday’s explosive row.

The angry Gunners skipper, 27, mouthed “f*** off” at fans as they booed him while he left the field during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

Granit Xhaka was furious with fans who booed him as he left the field

And amid reports the gutted Swiss ace left the ground early, the Athletic claims Xhaka’s team-mates visited his pad to console him.

Lucas Torreira looked visibly upset at the boos as his skipper ripped off his shirt and walked down the tunnel, with Hector Bellerin and Unai Emery comforting the Uruguayan.

Emery has refused to rule out taking the armband from Xhaka as sections of the club’s support call on Matteo Guendouzi to take over.

The fans were annoyed he did not run off the field with his side needing a goal to take three points from their London rivals.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright is urging the midfielder to apologise to supporters – and claimed he had not done enough on the field since his 2016 switch.

Match of the Day punditWrighty blasted: “I don’t like any players getting booed. But this is the captain. Now I think that they’re frustrated with the fact that he’s not run off.

“He’s now goading them. We’re talking about fans that have watched him in the four years he’s been there have a handful of good games and he’s treating the fans like that.

“He should apologise that’s the captain. He should be apologising. He should have apologised already. That’s the guy they chose as the captain. That’s not captain’s behaviour.

“Arsenal fans have showed a lot of patience to him and the performances he’s put in. He owes them a lot more and he’s acted like that.

“He’s the captain and he’s got the responsibility to take that on board. He can’t go and do that. I can understand the Ozil situation but he’s the captain the manager’s got faith in him!”




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