- Granit Xhaka will neither be punished nor fined after clashing with fans on Sunday, October 27
- Xhaka has become an increasingly divisive figure among Arsenal's supporters just weeks after being named captain
- A section of fans and pundits have already urged Unai Emery to strip the midfielder of the captaincy role
Arsenal's hierarchy has decided against punishing club captain Granit Xhaka following his weekend confrontation with fans at Emirates Stadium.
Xhaka clashed with supporters shortly after his substitution in the second half of Arsenal's meeting with Crystal Palace.
Having surrendered a two-goal advantage in the first half, Unai Emery introduced Bukayo Saka in place of Xhaka in what appeared as a tactical substitution.
The decision was met with boos and jeers from the home fans who showed open disapproval of Xhaka's display.
In his response, the midfielder threw his arms in the air, cupping his ears before mouthing obscenities as he approached the tunnel.
His reaction drew condemnation from pundits and supporters, with a section of them calling for his axing as club captain.
However, Arsenal chiefs are now understood to have decided the Swiss international will neither be fined nor face any disciplinary action.
SunSport reports the north London outfit fear Xhaka is currently mentally fragile and also contend the player has already punished himself since he regrets the incident.
Meanwhile, the 27-year-old is yet to issue an apology to fans, despite Emery coercing him to.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that tension has reportedly gripped Arsenal's camp with squad players divided over Unai Emery’s handling of Mesut Ozil and Nicolas Pepe.
Emery appears to be losing the dressing room just three days after his side squandered a two-goal advantage to draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium.
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