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Granit Xhaka appears to tell Arsenal fans to f**k off after being substituted

Archie Blade

Unai Emery discloses conversation with Granit Xhaka after his angry reaction towards Arsenal fans

Granit Xhaka appears to tell Arsenal fans to f**k off after being substituted during the match vs Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Arsenal played a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace in their Premier League match tonight. The Gunners led the match by two goals before the 10th minute had even struck. However, Crystal Palace fought back with two goals on both sides of the half to level the scores.

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Arsenal’s misery continued as the club looked clueless and couldn’t force the issue. Unai Emery then decided to substitute his captain Granit Xhaka in the 61st minute for Bukayo Sako. The change was greeted with thunderous applause at the Emirates.

As Xhaka walked to the touchline, the cheers turned into boos. It became evident that the supporters did not believe that the Swiss Midfielder was the right man to lead the side. The Arsenal faithful have given Xhaka a lot o stick in the last few seasons. However, tonight may have been the final straw as he reacted in a very uncharacteristic fashion of a man tasked with being the captain of the club.

Granit Xhaka appears to tell Arsenal fans to f**k off after being substituted

As Xhaka walked out of the pitch, the Emirates Stadium collectively booed their skipper. Granit Xhaka then cupped his ears and gestured for them to scream louder. He then threw his arms in the air and appeared to scream ‘f*** off!’ to the crowd several times.

Arsenal fans did not take kindly to the action. Instead, they berated him for his boorish behaviour and second guessed Unai Emery over his choice of captain as Arsenal ended the match with the scores tied 2-2.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade


Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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