Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka reportedly apologized to his teammates at half-time. This happened during the game against Tottenham.
The midfielder thought that because of him the Gunners conceded the penalty. Hence, he made a point of apologizing to his teammates.
THE SWISS MIDFIELDER APOLOGISES TO HIS TEAMMATES
Arsenal were dominating Tottenham from the first minute of the game. The domination paid off as Thomas Partey opened the scoring. However, they ended up conceding a penalty. Harry Kane converted the penalty for the equalizer. The game was tied 1-1 in the first half. However, Granit Xhaka made a point to apologize for his mistake.
He failed to clear his lines which led to the ball going into the box. When the ball went into the box, Gabriel Magalhaes did not get the tackle right and conceded the penalty. The penalty was given by Gabriel. However, Xhaka thought he should have cleared his lines. This just shows the number of leaders in the Arsenal dressing room.
THE TURNAROUND OF GRANIT XHAKA AT ARSENAL
If this incident happened two or three years ago, Granit Xhaka would never apologize to his teammates. The situation for him at the club was very bad. He was close to leaving the club. However, Mikel Arteta stopped him from leaving Arsenal. The support of Arteta and his good form has helped him become one of the most important players.
Granit Xhaka is also now one of the captains of the club. The midfielder also helps the new payers settle into the club quickly. Arteta has also sung praises of the Swiss midfielder. He said,
“You could feel the connection there between the players and the staff and the crowd. I’m so happy because I think it was a beautiful day, a beautiful game. I’m so happy as well because I think we make a lot of our supporters very happy and proud.
The report also indicates Gabriel Jesus and Xhaka are helping Odegaard doing the captain duties at Arsenal. This just shows the current importance of Granit Xhaka. Granit Xhaka is also now a favorite among the fans of the club.
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