Alexandre Lacazette has ‘liked’ an Instagram post criticising both Unai Emery and Granit Xhaka following Arsenal’s draw with Crystal Palace last night.
Pressure is mounting on Emery after his side scuppered being 2-0 against Palace on Sunday before Xhaka also had criticism aimed at him for telling fans to “f**k off” as he stormed down the tunnel when being substituted off.
Xhaka being subbed off pic.twitter.com/VIQsnhFBoC
— Matt (@MGH) October 27, 2019
Arsenal Fan TV’s Troopz posted a photo of himself make a rude gesture towards the camera inside the stadium.
The caption read: “I’m sorry, I’m done with this now. You can’t be 2-0 up at home to palace and draw. Emery I’ve backed you but bro, enough is enough. Xhaka can f*ck himself as well. Never wanna see him in an arsenal top again!! #AFC #EmiratesStadium #TimesUp.”
His post had over 30,000 likes with one of them being Arsenal player Lacazette.
Unai Emery refused to defend Xhaka’s reaction, he said: “He was wrong, He was wrong.
“Now we need to stay calm and speak with him, to speak inside about that reaction. His reaction was wrong in that moment.
“We are here because we have supporters. We are the workers inside, but we play for them. We need to have a lot of respect from them, through applause and criticism.”
“It’s not the moment to speak about that (if Xhaka will stay as captain). First, I want to speak with him and the club, and we want to stay calm before we speak about that. He was not right to do that.”
"He's wrong but we need to speak inside with him, and also to be calm about that reaction."
Unai Emery speaks after his side threw away a 2-0 lead and Granit Xhaka reacted angrily to Arsenal fans' jeers.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 27, 2019
After the game, ‘devastated’ Granit Xhaka was reportedly visited at home last night by three senior players to check whether he was alright or not, as stated by The Athletic.
Fans took to give their reaction on both Xhaka storming off the pitch but also to Alexandre Lacazette liking that Instagram post – see those tweets on the next page.