Granit Xhaka played as a left back on Sunday because Arsenal had an injury crisis which forced Unai Emery to play a midfielder in the defence since both Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac are on the sidelines. Granit Xhaka didn’t have a very bad performance against Crystal Palace until he fouled a player in the penalty box hence causing the gunners to concede the second goal. He scored Arsenal’s first goal and it was a very beautiful free kick.
There has been a lot of debate in the Arsenal fan base groups on whether the referee was right to award the penalty that shattered Arsenal’s winning streak. Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has finally opened up on that foul and he admits that it was indeed a penalty because he took down the Crystal Palace player.
“It was a clear penalty. I came too late and I touched him.We can’t be happy because for me we have lost two points. If you are 1-0 down and you change the game and come back to lead 2-1 then you must be clever at the end.” Granit Xhaka is quoted by the Mirror.
Arsenal fans can’t wait to have Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal back because playing people out of position hasn’t been a good idea because Unai Emery has tested Xhaka and Lichtsteiner in the left back position but they have all not been good in it because they aren’t used to playing there.
Arsenal’s next match will be against Blackpool in the Carabao Cup and then later welcome Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.