Granit Xhaka: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Ricardinho, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    If Xhaka had kept the captaincy after what he did people would call Emery weak. Perfect example of damned if you damned if you don't.
  2. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    My issue is Xhaka being driven out of the club due to what’s happened. Doesn’t sit comfortable.
  3. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    He literally said this before the weekend.
    'Okay, I want to finish with that. He said sorry, he gave the apologies to the supporters, to everybody. Now the focus is on tomorrow's match.'

    Xhakas statement is nowhere on the site / twitter other than this same low quality image. I dont think the club had any input in releasing it.

  4. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Yeah you never wanted to see anyone hounded out of the club like that, but if he lands on his feet at a club like Inter he'll probably be slightly relieved.
  5. ChefMan21

    ChefMan21 Well-Known Member

    I still don't know why we have four captains. Can't we just have one, with a vice captain?
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  6. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    I'm afraid Emery has probably welcomed the deflection from his own shortcomings
  7. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    Only some softball word salads by emery on a post above.

    But as I posted above, this will set a dangerous precedent to the toxic fans at the Emirates that anything goes and as long as you boo loud and make all kinds of crazy rant videos, then from now on your stupidity can affect our team as well.

    Wenger would've never allow such a precedent against his players.
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  8. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    You have to wonder how many votes the 5th guy got in the summer. :lol:
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  9. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    TBF this situation was partly of his own making because he's a bad at man management.

    Both decisions to let the players name a captain (who he'd knew would be Xhaka) and dropping Özil only to bring him back now that his job is firmly on the line make him look VERY weak.

    No wonder we're already seeing reports of players agents going up to the top brass to talk about transfers, Auba out links, young players making fun of him, etc.

    The gig is up, they know he has 0 authority on that dressing room. It's the third time he'll have to let players walk all over him.
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  10. Godwin1

    Godwin1 Very well-known

    He needs a fresh start and we need to replace him. It's win win in reality.
  11. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    This 5 captains thing is absurd. Why does Emery have to be different? Just another way of not making a decision. Emery has a problem.
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  12. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    in the long run, perhaps, but I bet the players are not happy - or even more unhappy, I should say -if he feels forced to leave that will make it even worse
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  13. ChefMan21

    ChefMan21 Well-Known Member


    Was it even limited to five people? Perhaps it was a case of if you put your hand up you're captain?
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  14. Godwin1

    Godwin1 Very well-known

    Probably wont make much difference at this point if Emery's staying until the end of the season. I think any new manager coming cuts our losses with Xhaka and we moves on with the rest of the squad and new signings.
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  15. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    Give me a break,

    If this message wasn't vetted by the club, then why did the Arsenal media released the same message in matchday programme ?
  16. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    We will have to disagree. Personally I have thought from reading it the third paragraph is stupidly damaging to the club. Its a strange thing to ok if they did or didnt.
  17. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    Why was it printed on matchday programme then ?
  18. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Its the statement Xhaka put out to the fans directly linked to the issue.

    There seems to be sides throughout the club on this issue. You have players upset at how Xhaka is treated & long term club employees strongly backing him publically. On the otherside players liking very anti messages on social media & now removed as captain.
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  19. Highbury_2006

    Highbury_2006 Village Idiot

    They needed some notes from the captain?
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  20. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    They probably had to put something from the captain.
    My reply was on Garrincha insistence that Xhaka IG message didn't get vetted by teh club.

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