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Xhaka Breaks Silence After Being Stripped Of Arsenal Captaincy

Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka has broken his silence on his clash with supporters during the Gunners 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace which saw the Swiss midfielder stripped of the club captaincy. Xhaka was substituted in the second half by manager Unai Emery and was met with a chorus of jeers from the Emirates faithful as he left the pitch. This led …

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Granit Xhaka Has Been Stripped Of The Arsenal Captaincy

Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy. Arsenal manager Unai Emery confirmed on Tuesday evening that the armband has been taken off the Swiss midfielder. The decision was made after Xhaka’s outburst towards Gunners fans at the Emirates. The Swiss midfielder was booed by Arsenal supporters when substituted off against Crystal Palace in a match at the end …

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Serbian Press Slams ‘Provocative’ Swiss Celebrations After 2-1 Defeat

Serbian papers slammed what they labelled “shameful provocation” by two Switzerland players of Kosovo origin who used political gestures to celebrate their goals in the 2-1 World Cup victory. Xherdan Shaqiri’s last minute winner capped an impressive comeback for the Swiss in Kaliningrad on Friday after Granit Xhaka levelled following Aleksandar Mitrovic’s opener. Both Shaqiri and Xhaka come from ethnic …

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Three Things We Learned On World Cup Day Nine

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Neymar Jr of Brazil celebrates scoring the second goal of his team with Philippe Coutinho (left) during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Brazil left it very late, but posted their first win of the World Cup thanks to Philippe Coutinho and Neymar to go top of Group E. Work still needs to be done for the five-time world champions to make the last 16, but a point in their final game against Serbia will do after the Serbs lost 2-1 to Switzerland. …

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Arsenal To Rest Seven First-Team Players For Europa League Opener

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during a training session at London Colney on September 8, 2017 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal will play in their first Europa League match in 17 years on Thursday but will do so without a number of first-team players. The Gunners take on Bundesliga outfit Cologne at the Emirates in what will be their first match in Europe’s secondary club competition since they lost the 2000 UEFA Cup final to Galatasaray on penalties, and manager …

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Arsenal’s Midfield Crisis Could Hand Chelsea The League Title On Saturday

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (L) takes it past N'Golo Kante of Chelsea (R) during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s surprise 2-1 defeat to Watford on Tuesday night has increased the pressure exponentially ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Now ten points behind Chelsea, the Gunners know that defeat against Antonio Conte’s league leaders will surely kill off any aspirations they had of ending that 13-year wait for a Premier League title. However, manager Arsene Wenger, …

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Former Referees Demand Severe Punishment For Arsene Wenger For Pushing Fourth Official

Wenger Sent Off

Despite Arsenal rescuing two points against Burnley on Sunday, manager Arsene Wenger’s week could be about to get a whole lot worse. Alexis Sánchez’s injury-time penalty moved the Gunners into second place in the Premier League table but Wenger missed that drama because he was involved in some of his own. Wenger berated fourth official Anthony Taylor to the point that …

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Arsenal Injury Crisis Deepens Ahead Of Preston Clash

Arsenal's Spanish striker Lucas Perez shoots to score their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on January 3, 2017. / AFP / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s week has gone from bad to worse ahead of their FA Cup tie against Preston at Deepdale on Saturday. A number of players picked up injuries in Tuesday’s 3-3 draw at Bournemouth to add to those already on the sidelines, and while there was every possibility that manager Arsene Wenger was going to rotate the squad for the cup …

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