Arsenal will make counselling available to Granit Xhaka with the player said to be ‘devastated’ over Sunday’s incidents.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal leaves the pitch after being substituted off during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal leaves the pitch after being substituted off during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

It has already been reported that Granit Xhaka is refusing to apologise to Arsenal fans, something Unai Emery is apparently keen for him to do.

The squad seem united behind him and, when asked if he will be stripped of the captain’s armband, Emery danced around the subject.

Now, reports in a couple of papers on Wednesday claim that the club are making a counselor available to Xhaka with the Daily Mail making much more of the issue than others who simply mention it in passing.

Daily Mail 30 October 2019

The truth is, Arsenal likely have counsellors on hand for a range of issues.

I’m sure they made one available when Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were attacked, but running stories about that wouldn’t have generated as much interest.

It’s much more to the Mail’s benefit to make this seem as damaging as possible because the bigger the rift between players and fans, the more they can cash-in on the outrage.