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Sport Apologetic Xhaka explains reaction to Arsenal fans: I reached boiling point

05:50  01 november  2019
05:50  01 november  2019 Source:   goal.com

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Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka says he " reached boiling point " after "repeated abuse" as he explains his angry confrontation with fans on Sunday.

Granit Xhaka has issued a statement to Arsenal supporters following Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace. Xhaka reacted angrily to his own That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt rejection in the stadium on Sunday. “In this situation, I let myself be carried away and

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Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka has explained how he reached "boiling point" in the game against Crystal Palace after receiving online abuse that included death threats against his family.

Xhaka cupped his ears to the home fans, who mockingly cheered his substitution during Sunday's 2-2 draw in the Premier League, then removed his shirt before walking straight down the tunnel.

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GRANIT XHAKA has explained his "f*** off" rant at Arsenal fans and said he reached " boiling point " after receiving sickening abuse in which people wished his daughter would get cancer. The Gunners captain also said people had threatened to kill his wife and break his legs - and refused to apologise

Head coach Unai Emery said on Tuesday that the 27-year-old midfielder should say sorry for the way he reacted while leaving the pitch at Emirates Stadium, while a number of former Arsenal players have called for him to be stripped of the captaincy.

In a statement released on Arsenal's official Twitter account, Xhaka apologised for any disrespect conveyed by his actions as he revealed the personal abuse that has been aimed his way.

"After taking some time to reflect on what happened on Sunday afternoon, I would like to give you an explanation rather than just a quick response," he said.

Unai Emery © Getty Images Unai Emery

"The scenes that took place around my substitution have moved me deeply.

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Granit Xhaka has apologised to Arsenal supporters after telling them to 'f*** off'. But the under-fire Unai Emery admitted that the Swiss midfielder had been wrong to react to the fans ' reaction . That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt the rejection in the stadium on Sunday.

Granit Xhaka has finally explained why he reacted like he did in Arsenal ’s 2-2 draw Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas says Gunners captain Granit Xhaka will not be part of the squad to play Wolves on That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt rejection in the stadium on Sunday.

"I love this club and always give 100 per cent on and off the pitch.

"My feeling of not being understood by fans, and repeated abusive comments at matches and in social media over the last weeks and months have hurt me deeply.

"People have said things like: 'we will break your legs', 'kill your wife' and 'wish that your daughter gets cancer'.

"That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt the rejection in the stadium on Sunday.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka © Getty Images Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka

"In this situation, I let myself be carried away and reacted in a way that disrespected the group of fans that support our club, our team and myself with positive energy.

"That has not been my intention and I'm sorry if that's what people thought.

"My wish is that we get back to a place of mutual respect, remembering why we fell in love with this game in the first place.

"Let's move forward positively together."

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- These Arsenal fans are raging at VAR after Sokratis goal ruled out vs Palace Arsenal threw a Xhaka ’s reaction to jeers 🔥 Match Analysis. Then Jordan Ayew equalised for the Eagles, which led to a toxic Emirates, who booed captain Granit Xhaka , with the Swiss international responding in kind.

Granit Xhaka , the Arsenal captain, says that his anger spilled over at the club’s fans on Sunday That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt the rejection in the stadium on Sunday. The reaction to Xhaka from the Emirates support will be critical for Emery in the next few home

Xhaka was not part of Arsenal's squad for Wednesday's EFL Cup clash with Liverpool - a game the Gunners lost on penalties to exit the competition after a remarkable 5-5 draw - but was involved in training on Thursday ahead of this weekend's home match with Wolves.

Gallery: Granit Xhaka and other players who have clashed with their own fans (Grid)

a person standing in front of a crowd: Granit Xhaka and other players who have clashed with their own fans

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