Granit Xhaka said ‘sorry’ to Arsenal fans after his mistake gifted Burnley an equaliser and cost Arsenal two points.
You’d be hard pushed to find a player who not only needs to apologise to his own fanbase on a regular basis but who also isn’t best fussed about doing so
When he was sent off against Burnley earlier in the season, Xhaka seemed to go out of his way not to apologise, saying, “There was a lot of speaking after the red card, a lot of people start to speak again and again but I think I will always show my character. I was very disappointed about the red card, I knew what I did, it was wrong from my side but I am more than happy I helped the team today and I am back.”
Now, after his mistake against Burnley, again, he has taken to social media to apologise, which he should get credit for.
“I hold my hands up for their goal and I’m sorry for the mistake,” Xhaka wrote. “That’s football and right now I feel just as frustrated as all of you.”
I hold my hands up for their goal and I’m sorry for the mistake. That’s football and right now I feel just as frustrated as all of you. #Arsenal #GX34
In total, since he arrived at the club in 2016, Granit Xhaka has made a mistake that has led directly to a goal eight times.
It’s also curious that two of the three red cards Xhaka has picked up as an Arsenal player have come against Burnley, in addition to this mistake.
I wonder what it is about the Clarets that gets under his skin so much…