Mikel Arteta says that he does not want to forget everything that Granit Xhaka did for the team, just for a mistake of the Albanian midfielder.
The Arsenal player was sent off with a red card in the match against Burnley, which his team lost with a minimal result at the Emirates Stadium.
He grabbed the opposing player Ashley Westwood by the throat during an incident, while receiving numerous criticisms for his action on social networks and sports media.
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Things have gone so far that it has been said that Xhaka may leave in January or next summer. However, even though he considered the incident unacceptable, Arteta defended the 28-year-old.
“He has had and is not the only player who has had moments of explosion. “What I can say about Granit is his professionalism, the commitment to the club and the team is maximum.”
“Like all of us, he knows there was a moment when he lost control. “I know the reason, but what I can not do is to reject everything he has done because of a mistake.”
“We all make mistakes and I’m here to protect my players when I see that they deserve it and Graniti is definitely one of them for the way he approaches each training session, the way he tries to do things the way he’s done. he needs it all the time and for the fact that he is very professional “, he quotes Goal the words of the Arsenal coach. /telegraph/