Arsenal decide against disciplining Granit Xhaka due to his ‘fragile’ mental health

first_imgArsenal decide against disciplining Granit Xhaka due to his ‘fragile’ mental health Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 9:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Xhaka reacted angrily to boos from the home fans (Picture: Getty)center_img Xhaka went straight down the tunnel (Picture: Getty)But, while the club are furious at Xhaka’s actions, the Sun report that they have decided against disciplining him.AdvertisementAdvertisementFrom observing Xhaka over the last 48 hours, the club feel that Xhaka is already punishing himself and that he regrets the incident.Xhaka is yet to issue an apology to supporters but the club are worried about the midfielder’s fragile state of mind. #More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalA close friend of the midfielder, Patrik Dibrani, revealed he spoke to Xhaka after the game and described the Swiss as ‘grief-stricken’.‘It hurts me a great deal. Granit is like a brother to me,’ he told Swiss publication Blick.‘I understand that he did not react well to the booing but if you are a true fan of your club it is like a love affair.‘You have to be there for each other in the bad times as well as the good. There should be no place for booing your own players.‘I spoke on the phone to Granit after the game. He’s not in a good place – he is grief-stricken. ‘He regretted his actions straight away. He is an emotional person.’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Man Utd were flattered by 4-0 win over Chelsea on Premier League opening day Granit Xhaka is said to be ‘devastated’ at the situation (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka will not face a fine nor any further disciplinary action from the club for telling supporters to ‘f**k off’ as he left the field on Sunday during a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.The Switzerland international could lose the club captaincy for cupping his ears and reacting angrily to jeers from the home support as he trudged off the pitch against the Eagles.Xhaka was frustrated at being substituted on the hour-mark and it’s the third time this season that the former Borussia Monchengladbach ace has faced boos from Arsenal supporters.Unai Emery confirmed on Tuesday that Xhaka will play no part in the Gunners’ clash against Liverpool at Anfield tonight and the club have reportedly offered the Swiss counselling to deal with the incident.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img

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