Granit Xhaka has apologised to Arsenal fans after his pricey mistake in the 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday.
The midfielder’s second of insanity late in the primary half gifted the Clarets the equaliser towards the run of play.
Xhaka obtained the ball in his personal penalty space and tried to clip it out large however solely succeeded in hitting Chris Wooden, with the ball cannoning off the Burnley striker’s hip and previous a helpless Bernd Leno.
The blunder cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s sixth-minute opener and the Gunners couldn’t restore their lead in the second half, with penalty controversy dominating the closing stages.
Xhaka is properly conscious his howler seemingly value Arsenal the three factors at Turf Moor and he took to social media to make an apology to fans.
“I maintain my palms up for his or her purpose and I’m sorry for the error,” the 28-year-old wrote on Instagram.
“That’s soccer and proper now I really feel simply as pissed off as all of you. #Arsenal #GX34.”
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The Switzerland worldwide has been a mainstay in Mikel Arteta’s beginning XI this season, making 31 appearances in all competitions.
Arteta didn’t need to dwell on Xhaka’s error in his post-match interview and insisted he’ll proceed to demand his crew tries to play out from the again.
“It may possibly occur in soccer,” mentioned the Gunners boss. “We did it utilizing Bernd [Leno] and making an attempt to use the holding midfielder in that state of affairs.
“We scored a purpose from Auba that began all the way in which from Bernd Leno and we conceded one probability and that probability comes from Bernd kicking the ball lengthy and we couldn’t management the second ball.
“It’s what it’s. It’s the way in which we play. It’s the way in which I would like to play and we simply have to know the danger and the principles now we have in sure areas and the kind of balls that now we have to play.”
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