After being substituted during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon, Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka appeared to tell the Arsenal fans to “f*ck off’ and removed his shirt after large sections of the Arsenal crowd were heard booing him. His behaviour after being substituted seems to be the final straw for some Arsenal fans who believe he should be stripped of the Arsenal captaincy, with some fans believing that Xhaka shouldn’t make another appearance for the club.
Across various social media platforms there have been discussion and debates regarding the incident, with some people saying that Xhaka’s actions were unjustified, and some people saying that his actions were understandable considering the reaction of the Arsenal fans towards his substitution. We’re going to look into both sides of the debate by supporting Xhaka’s actions, as well as discussing why he was wrong to do what he did when coming off the pitch. To be perfectly clear, we are not implying that all Arsenal fans are angry at Xhaka for the way he acted as there are many fans who are supporting Xhaka and think his actions were justified.