- Granit Xhaka has reportedly refused to apologise to Arsenal fans despite being told to do so
- The Swiss international was booed down the exit tunnel during Arsenal's 2-2 draw to Crystal Palace
- The 27-year-old was seen removing his jersey and reportedly vanished from Emirates Stadium in anger before the match ended
Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka has reportedly refused to tender an apology to the club fans despite being told to do so by Unai Emery and top members of the squad.
The Swiss international was booed down the tunnel by home fans after being substituted in Arsenal's disappointing 2-2 draw to Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium.
The 27-year-old was seen removing his jersey and reportedly vanished from Emirates Stadium in anger before the match ended, putting his leadership in question.
Reacting to the incident in a post-match conference, Arsenal boss Unai Emery had pointedly criticised the midfielder and gave hints that suggested his captaincy would be subjected to question.
"He was wrong. We need to stay calm, speak to him internally about that. We are working with the club and the players to play under pressure," Emery said.
However, in a fresh report by UK Mirror, the manager was said to have faced a dressing room revolt by players for his comment, forcing him to call Xhaka who he reportedly persuaded to apologise to the fans.
The Swiss midfielder is reported to have shunned his manager's advice in what has fuelled the matter beyond control as Arsenal management are said to have set up a disciplinary committee against him.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Granit Xhaka was reported to have staged a one-man protest against home fans after he was substituted in Arsenal's disappointing 2-2 draw to Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal came strong into the Premier League match following a victory over Vitoria de Guimarez only to surrender a two-goal lead to their visitors.
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