Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka calls out Patrice Evra on his ‘bullsh*t’ comment after their loss to Sheffield United in the Premier League.
Arsenal looked to have steadied their shaky ship for a while when they climbed to the top 3 after remaining unbeaten in their last 5 Premier League matches. However, their loss to Sheffield United last night showed that they still have many concerns to address.
Both Arsenal and Sheffield were in the middle of very opposite yet equally unwanted streaks. Since their opening day victory in the Premier League, Arsenal were yet to register a victory on the Road. The Blades on the other hand were yet to register a victory at home in over 2 months! Their last 3 matches at home had resulted in losses.
Unfortunately for Arsenal, their streak remained intact while the Blade’s broke away with an emphatic 1-0 victory over the Gunners. Arsenal’s loss to the newly promoted side prompted United legend, Patrice Evra to make fun of the North Londoners.
“Sheffield United deserved the win, but I’m not surprised about Arsenal. I said before the game that they had to make sure they didn’t fall into the trap,” Evra told Sky Sports.
“I used to call them ‘my babies’ 10 years ago, and they are still when I look at them and think they are ‘my babies’ and that’s the truth. I’m not being disrespectful when I say that.
“They look pretty, but they don’t look like a winning team. They like playing good football, but I was so happy to play against them, because I knew I was going to win.”
Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka calls out Patrice Evra on his ‘bullsh*t’ comment
Granit Xhaka, who was recently made Arsenal captain, has not taken kindly to Patrice Evra’s comment. The midfielder was left fuming when told about the comment.
“A lot of people speak too much,” Xhaka said.
“I have a lot of respect for him because he was a great player; but you have to be careful what you say.
“He knows what these situations well, but it’s not only him. A lot of people speak a lot of bulls*** and it’s always the same.
“For me it’s strange because they [former players] have been in the same situation as us – maybe it was sometimes good, sometimes not so good, but like I said, if you speak bulls*** like this every weekend, then what they say doesn’t get respected.”
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