Granit Xhaka: 2019/20 Performances

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

  1. Balboa

    Balboa Active Member

    Goodness. Given the hostility towards the man in the stadium and on this thread, I can only fear that many will take this as a "victory". Not seeing that they are harming themselves, the player and the club. Our society might be consuming itself. Horrendous stuff.
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  2. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Loves the A-M Mods

    Get a grip, ffs.
  3. EmeryCan

    EmeryCan Well-Known Member

    He’s not completely wrong.

    I hope Xhaka sticks around so the rabid fans don’t just find another player to blame for our poor form.
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  4. Balboa

    Balboa Active Member

    This forum, and the stadium are places where people are expressing furious anger and intense a consequence of whether or not one set of men they have nothing to do with kick a ball into a net more often than another set of men they also have nothing to do with. And they care about that more than the mental health of a human being who did nothing wrong other than cup his hand and swear under pressure of thousands humiliating him from their relaxed, unaccountable positions of safety, to which the fans in the stadium and the forum reacted by losing their ****. And you say I need to get a grip....

    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019 at 1:04 AM
  5. Token Yank

    Token Yank Well-Known Member

    We could always recall Mkhitaryan.
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  6. Token Yank

    Token Yank Well-Known Member

    Agreed. But I think @rich 1990 was referring more to the society comment.
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  7. Balboa

    Balboa Active Member

    Speculative possibly. Hyperbolic perhaps. There are reasons to believe it might be the case. Anyone familiar with the book Amusing Ourselves To Death by Neil Postman may understand what I'm referring to. It's not as if you can't make a case that this type of stuff is related to other things we see, such as an alarming apparent revival of racism in some areas of the game. Abuse of the likes of Sterling and Rashford on social media, banana peel thrown at Auba.
  8. Token Yank

    Token Yank Well-Known Member

    Get a grip, ffs.
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  9. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    If he's sold then it should've been for footballing reasons, i.e because he's very average and extremely error prone. If he does move on then we can draw a line under this sorry scenario. I suspect some of his fans will hold a grudge for a very long time though....
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  10. Balboa

    Balboa Active Member

    I think this might actually be the strategy of Arsenal's genius fans. They are going to see if they can become the first club in history to systematically hound their squad out of being averagene into a top side one player at a time. Let's see how it pans out....

    It'll be interesting to see who's next. I suspect Pepe, Luiz & Sokratis might be looking over their shoulders and of course those remaining CMs won't be under any less pressure now they take on a greater burden.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019 at 1:05 AM
  11. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    What I learn from this that emery really bad at handling these kind of situations with the media.

    Also for people saying that emery throw xhaka under bus they maybe bit wrong emery always trusted xhaka he made him captain taken him off in tow stright games when we wanted to score goals is not wrong all managers do that.

    I think xhaka won't play for us again and he'll desperately looking to leave in January it'll be good for both parties
  12. Balboa

    Balboa Active Member

    Does he have any fans? I thought the situation was that barely any fans rate him as a player? I've barely heard anyone defending him in terms of his ability to be a starter moving forward.

    I thought it was widely assumed he was next in line to be benched or moved on, after the moves in the summer with Ramsey, Kosielny, Monreal, Mhki, Iwobi, Welbeck, Elnenny, Lichtsteiner, Jenks, Cech, Ospina, Suarez, Bielik. Mustafi & Özil sidelined.

    When you look at the length of that list, it's not exactly rocket science to see why the club had to wait longer to phase Xhaka out and they probably knew there's a good chance Emery won't be in charge for the next summer transfer window so they'd want scope for a new manager to have input into how the midfield shapes up.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019 at 1:00 AM
  13. Steps

    Steps Well-Known Member

  14. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Leaves in January.

    This is a mess of Emery's making because he's an utter moron.
  15. Stannis

    Stannis Well-Known Member

    Regardless of how poor a player is, this isn’t how they should leave a club.

    All it does is unfairly put the club and fans in a negative light.

    Emery didn’t have any easy choices here, but he has just completely stuffed it up. I don’t think it helped that he took so long to confirm Xhaka as captain as well.
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  16. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Laca Respect for Alexandre

    Arsenal fans love a scapegoat. Kolasinac would be next on the list but I assume he’s earned some good will with the mugging situation. But Arsenal fans always look for someone to blame for the issues, at least when Arsène was still here we gad someone to blame.
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  17. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Could also be that some players aren't good enough.. like koscielny ;)
  18. North5

    North5 Here since 2009. Still no custom title.

    Every fanbase of high-level teams is like this though. This isn't something unique to arsenal.
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  19. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    YES!!!!!! VICTORY!!!!
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  20. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    It's like people have never seen ultras, madrid fans or hockey fans
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