Xhaka reportedly apologized to his teammates during the second half of Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Tottenham.
At the Emirates Stadium, Mikel Arteta‘s team defeated their north London opponents thanks to goals from Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus, and Granit Xhaka, maintaining their lead atop the Premier League standings.
The international for Switzerland has made a name for himself under Arteta after turning in yet another strong performance at the center of Arsenal‘s midfield.
Xhaka is listed as one of Arsenal’s lieutenants by MailOnline, despite the fact that he was relieved of his captaincy in 2019 and nearly signed with Roma last year.
According to the story, Xhaka apologized for his part in the events leading up to Harry Kane’s equalizing penalty kick in the Arsenal locker room during the win over Spurs.
After initially failing to clear the ball, Antonio Conte’s team had a chance to tie the score thanks to Gabriel Magalhaes’ sloppy challenge on Richarlison.
Despite the Brazilian defender’s clear mistake, Xhaka made the decision to take responsibility in front of his Arsenal teammates.
After Arsenal’s victory, Arteta expressed his confidence that the victory over Tottenham will strengthen his team’s mentality for next crucial matches.
We can play at this level and against this kind of opponent, Arteta said. “For me, the message is for the players, and for everyone here who is connected to the club.”
“That ought to inspire them with hope and faith.
“It’s fantastic to always look at it and see the club in this situation. It’s amazing and, obviously, it makes you feel great.
“But we’re committed. Believe me, they are a really humble and hungry crew. Where we are is known. We haven’t done anything yet, and there are still a lot of things to improve, so that’s the course we are going in.