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.
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.
Patrice Evra to Sky Sports: "Thierry Henry, one day he invited me to his house to watch Arsenal. He turned on the TV, the first image he saw on the screen was Xhaka leading Arsenal. Thierry Henry turned off the TV. He said 'I can't watch my team & Xhaka being the captain.'"
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) December 13, 2020
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?