Granit Xhaka has come on leaps and bounds since the arrival of Unai Emery, who opted to make the Swiss international one of his five captains going into the new season.
However, things are forgotten very quickly in football as Xhaka’s form has dipped dramatically along with Arsenal’s, who look on course to finish outside the top four for the third season in a row.
Interestingly enough, the north London outfit haven’t finished in the top four since Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi signed for the club.
Arsenal have suffered three defeats in a row, starting with Crystal Palace at the Emirates and away losses at Wolves and Leicester City quickly following.
Despite the rut, the Gunners amazingly could still finish in the top four, if results go their way. However, this isn’t comfort enough for Arsenal fans, who took issue with the latest quotes coming from the midfielder in the aftermath of Sunday’s defeat…
I'm disappointed that despite the talk players are incapable of learning from mistakes.
— conner kerr (@GOAB767) April 29, 2019
We don’t care about apologies week in week out. show apology by winning games not on social media ???
— Bamenda Pikin ???? (@bisseh50) April 29, 2019
Stop talking. DO SOMETHING.
— Highbury Harold (@BlackScarfAFC) April 29, 2019
Barely seen him doing the talk inside the pitch
— Ahmed (@Ahmed91Gooner) April 29, 2019
Xhaka’s social media department asks “which apologetic template should I copy and paste sir”?
— Jordi_BLN77 (@JZ_BLN77) April 29, 2019
Less words more action…talk is cheap
— LM?? (@ruonnny) April 29, 2019
Talk is cheap. Prove it.
— Mark (@Mark26602634) April 29, 2019
You say this a lot, mate.
— Bïbsy (@bibzilla1987) April 29, 2019
Said the same thing after Palace, then Wolves, now Leicester.
— Darren (@DazAshton93) April 29, 2019
The players always say that and then go out and do the same things again. Mentality and quality is in short supply.
— anthony m bradley (@bradley_am) April 29, 2019
You say this after every defeat and nothing improves or gets done about it, fix up or get out
— Tom King (@TomAFC17) April 29, 2019