Granit Xhaka was being subbed off at Arsenal. These days that’s usually to jeers than praises. Xhaka a constant magnet of criticism from the Arsenal faithful for being good but not good enough was being summoned off the pitch to massive disdain once again when he finally just snapped, this was one time too many for the Swiss international he shockingly but not surprisingly begun to jeer back at his own abusive fan base,”Fuck Off” he screamed at the crowd as he took off his Jersey and marched to the dressing room, threw it to the ground in disgust and was on his way.
Why is it now morally wrong for me to remember this? Everyone seems to have forgiven Xhaka and swept the incident under the rug and I honestly can’t. Xhaka is an aggressively- no in fact offensively mid player who did that to my beloved jersey and it’s complete beta club mentality to let that slide. Say what you want about United but if Fred did that shit he wouldn’t hear the end of it, Abramovich would have the KGB tailing Willian to the hotel room, Liverpool’s darkest days centering around hopes of teams built around the likes of Jon Flanagan and the welsh Pirlo would still never let shit like this fly, man I’ve never even seen shit like that happen at Spurs. A player openly showed disgust at wearing your jersey and playing for the fans at a level we expect but I’m supposed to forgive that cause he bossed a couple of mid table sides? What?!?! Did he pull a 19 year Jack Wilshere against prime Barca? No he didn’t boss Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets he delivered an 8 out of 10 against Norwood,Fleck and Lundstram.
Fuck this guy man. Absolutely fuck this guy. I saw Maldini sweating at 38 for Milan having achieved everything a man can achieve for a club…..Twice. That’s the only man I could let this slide with but Xhaka?!?! A man who has been the poster boy for this club going from great to not good enough? You must have me fucked up. If Aubameyang leaves and we keep a clown moonlighting as a CB and a slightly above average midfielder who disrespected the club openly as key cogs in the system I’ll know what time it is with this club.
I can’t imagine any other major sports organization letting this slide, Kuzma doing this on the Lakers? Immediately traded, Kemba on the Celtics? Gone. Some linebacker on the Pat’s? Belichick won’t even let you have time to pack your locker. Nobody else let’s this slide but us and that’s wrong.
Don’t come at me with some ” wHAt aBoUT hIS rOlE iN tHE sYStEM?” He’s not good enough at it to justify me forgiving him, sadly I missed Viera but I’ve watched a prime Fabregas make things tick, I’ve watched a non injured Wilshere ran midfields at 20, I’ve watched a prime Mesut Ozil do bits and I’ve seen Cazorla play 8 and 10 at levels no one in this team can reach, in fact Cazorla with his left foot alone could play 8 in this system better than Xhaka, at least he can actually take people off the dribble and drive this team forward in ways other than a long ball. Who is Xhaka in this alum of midfield talent? Why should I settle? Why are we even praising such a mid player for doing what he’s supposed to do? Acting like his Pirlo or something.
I hate this man so much, unless he’s suddenly going to turn into Xavi I would love to see him leave, how can you be an 18 year old kid like Saka and watch this man put on the armband and respect this institution? Fuck the moral police, I’m never going to die on a hill of defending a below average midfielder by Arsenal standards just to make him feel better, I ain’t never seen feelings score a bullet header down 1- nil in the 88th minute of a vital game to kickstart a comeback. Xhaka should feel “better” at the expense of how this club is viewed? Lebron James is the best basketball player maybe ever and the Lakers have said he ain’t shit to them till he puts some banners up, not one but “some” banners, standards. Standards we are sorely missing, Viera would never ever do that so why should Xhaka get a pass?
If you feel I’m being to harsh and unreasonable or for some justifiable reason you one of those oaks who stan Xhaka let me quote him for you
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