Pundits’ slams Granit Xhaka’s criticism

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Granit Xhaka’s comment didn’t go down well with some of the pundit after the former Arsenal captain slammed young players after their defeat to Newcastle.

Skysports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville has slammed the former Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka’s criticism after their loss to Newcastle United.

The Gunners top four hope has been thrown under the bus following a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle in the Premier League leaving them in 5th position and 2 points behind Tottenham.

Xhaka, who spoke after the game criticized the players for their awful performance and further said anyone who is not ready should seat at home.

The comment didn’t go well with some pundit as they also pinpoint the midfielder as part of the awful performance.

Carragher told Monday Night Football: “He’s come out really strong and we like players to be honest. He’s having a go at his own team-mates really and saying they weren’t ready.

“But I know from my own experience it’s easy to come out and be really strong with your words at a time like that, and maybe he’ll get a little bit of credit for it. But do it on the pitch.

“I think he’s putting it on some of the younger players – maybe he didn’t feel they were ready or maybe I’ve got the wrong gist of the interview. But it was almost like an experienced player saying, ‘some of these people weren’t ready, they weren’t up for the fight’.

“I love players being honest and straight, but he was part of that. It’s not like two or three players have let them down. That was everybody.”

Neville appeared shocked at Xhaka’s comments, initially stating he didn’t “know what to make of that interview”, but later added: “He’s obviously having a right dig at people in his dressing room.

“I don’t know who he’s having a go at there. I hope he wasn’t having a go at those young players.”

Neville then pointed to the track record of Xhaka, who has four straight red cards with Arsenal and was stripped of the captaincy after clashing with supporters, saying: “He’s been a disgrace at times over the last four or five years, getting sent off recklessly.”




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