Unai Emery hails under-fire Granit Xhaka as leader for Arsenal

October 18, 2020

first_img Comment Coral BarrySaturday 14 Sep 2019 10:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link279Shares Emery defended his under-fire midfielder (Picture: Getty)‘Every player makes mistakes, only some are magnified because the consequence is more.‘But I am really focused on the good things, on the positive performances and Xhaka has a big character and is very important for us.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He played a very good match against Tottenham, he made a mistake that was a penalty, he knows and we are working to improve, to change that mistake in one process.’ Advertisement Unai Emery hails under-fire Granit Xhaka as leader for Arsenalcenter_img Xhaka gave away a silly penalty against Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Xhaka captained Arsenal during the north London derby, but fans were left fuming with his recklessness.But Emery hailed Xhaka as a leader in his side and a crucial figure in his squad.‘Of course, he gives us a very good balance in the middle with the ball and without the ball,’ he said. ‘I think he is very important for us.‘We can talk about the defects for every player, for him also, but we can speak about positive things, the very positive performances he gives us in most matches.’MORE: Emiliano Martinez plans to dethrone Bernd Leno as Arsenal’s No.1 this seasonMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Xhaka could be about to be named Arsenal captain (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has defended Granit Xhaka after the midfielder’s performance against Tottenham.Xhaka gave away a penalty in a woeful display in the 2-2 draw with Spurs, but remains a candidate to be Arsenal’s new captain.Emery is poised to name a new skipper after the departure of Laurent Koscielny during the summer and said he spoke to Xhaka after his error against Tottenham.‘We’ve been speaking — mistake, recognise that mistake, learn, correct, improve and after repeat with success,’ Emery explained.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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