Football NewsDirect red card from Granit Xhaka against Liverpool
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Granit Xhaka was sent off in the 24th minute of the Carabao Cup against Liverpool on Thursday.

 

A little about the topic

Xhaka’s straight red card against Liverpool in a 0-0 draw in the Carabao Cup on Thursday left Arsenal unscheduled for a Premier League game against Tottenham this weekend. The Swiss caught Diogo Jota in the 24th minute of the semi-final in the first leg during a counterattack to get his marching orders. He will eventually join Partey (Afcon), Elneny (Afcon), Odegaard (injury) and Smith Rowe (injury) among the possible absentee Gunners in Sunday’s derby clash. Granit Xhaka was retired for the challenge below on Diogo Jota – his fifth posting since 2016-17.

 

What did Arteta say?

Mikel Arteta said that planning with the numbers they have, they don’t have any midfielders, is getting really difficult because whatever they do is not natural. The extra motivation to play the Tottenham derby on Sunday brings energy when you don’t have it.

No excuses, they have to play it. Pressing on his side’s ability to save the draw against Liverpool while the man is down, Arteta said they were enjoying the situation. The players showed great struggle, purposefulness, brotherhood. emotions were visible, they never gave up. Credit to the boys.

According to Arteta, he doesn’t know if the red card inspired them, but it took a fight. they need a certain attitude to play these games and the boys did it. they played the game they were supposed to play, and that is not their game.

Mikel didn’t see him back, they checked him out, probably with a red card. Gunners man of the match Ben White added in an encouraging display that it wasn’t a perfect start, but there is so much struggle on this team. It’s hard enough to come here with 11 men, the absolute best of them all.

 

Granit Xhaka wants to apologize to everyone

Shortly after Thursday’s game ended, Granit took to social media to apologize for his firing. Granit Xhaka said he wanted to apologize to everyone. Xhaka is so proud of their team and spirit that they have shown to keep a clean slate tonight.