Speaking on Sky Sports after Arsenal’s latest debacle saw them lose at home to Burnley, Patrice Evra regaled viewers with a story about Thierry Henry and Granit Xhaka.

Referee Graham Scott shows the red card to send off Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 13, 2020. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP)
Referee Graham Scott shows the red card to send off Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 13, 2020. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP)

Granit Xhaka was linked with a move away this week and, with his hand reaching around the neck of a Burnley player, he might well have been considering this to be the final nail in his Arsenal coffin.

Whatever was, or more likely wasn’t, going through Xhaka’s pea-brain when he demonstrated he is capable of learning nothing, not from his own past actions nor the recent ones of teammates, his Arsenal time must surely be coming to a halt.

As Sky Sports dissected the ‘action’, Evra told of a time Henry had invited him to his house to watch Arsenal play. He turned on the TV to see Granit Xhaka leading Arsenal out as captain and promptly turned it off.

“I can’t watch my team and Xhaka being the captain,” Henry reportedly said.

He is not alone.

Even though Xhaka was stripped of the captaincy, he has still been handed the armband on occasion, despite not apologising for his actions when he told fans where to go.

Will he apologise after this? Will it matter? Will he care?

Probably not.