Granit Xhaka questions teammates mentality

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Granit Xhaka slams teammate following their defeat to Newcastle United in the Premier League as he said anyone who is not ready should stay at home.

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has questioned the mentality of his teammates after a disappointing performance against Newcastle in the Premier League.

Arsenal lost 2-0 to Newcastle in the Premier League as Ben White’s own goal and Bruno Guimaraes goal gave the whole three points to the Magpies.

Arsenal, who want to reclaimed their fourth position from fellow London team Tottenham hotspur saw their hope trampled upon last night.

Speaking after the game last night to Skysports Xhaka stated that anyone who is not ready for the game should stay at home.

He stressed that fact that the game was an important one for them but the performance was not acceptable and said he feel sorry for the supporters who witnessed that awful display.

“If someone isn’t ready for this game, stay at home, as simple as that. It doesn’t matter your age, you can be 30, 35, 10, 18 – if you’re not ready for that, stay on the bench, stay at home, don’t come here.

“We need people to have the balls to come here and play because we knew this game is one of the most important for us. To perform like this is not acceptable. It’s very, very sad for us, very disappointing and I feel very sorry for the people who came here to support us.

“This is not the way we wanted to go. This is all I can say, to say sorry to them. I don’t have any other words.”

Xhaka admitted he was unsure why his team failed to match a Newcastle side who have nothing to play for other than their final placing, adding he and his team-mates had failed to carry out Arteta’s instructions as St James’ Park.

“We didn’t do what the game plan was, not listening to the coach and doing our own things and these games happen,” he said.

“What happened was a disaster performance and like this you don’t deserve to play Champions League, don’t deserve to even play Europa League and it’s very hard to take it at the moment.

“I don’t know why we are not doing what the coach is asking of us.”




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