Granit Xhaka: Arsenal boss Unai Emery will not pick midfielder against Wolves


Arsenal manager Unai Emery says captain Granit Xhaka will not be in the squad for Saturday’s Premier League game against Wolves. Xhaka reacted angrily to being booed by home fans when substituted in last Sunday’s draw with Crystal Palace.

After facing criticism in the aftermath, the Swiss international said he “reached boiling point” as a result of threats to his wife and daughter. “We need time to recover the normality in him and for us,” said Emery. “He said sorry, he gave an apology to the supporters and now is time to focus on the match.”

Emery was asked whether the 27-year-old midfielder remained his captain but did not answer directly, saying instead: “It’s not in my mind that he will play tomorrow. I am thinking tomorrow he is not going to play.

“Now we need to focus 100% on the match. Now we are going to train and at the moment he is not in my mind.”


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