"I cannot watch my team with Xhaka as captain"- Patrice Evra

Mon 14 December 2020 | 0:03

The Switzerland midfielder, Xhaka was sent off midway for violent conduct not long before Aubameyang's own goal delivered Arsenal to defeat.

Patrice Evra

has implied



legend Thierry Henry turned off


game in disapproval because

Granit Xhaka

had been chosen as the captain.  

This loss is



s fourth back-to-back reverse at the Emirates Stadium in the league, their worst move for more than 60 years, putting more pressure on manager Mikel Arteta to turn round the team's fortunes.

"I will tell you a quick story,"



"Thierry Henry one day invited me to his house to watch an Arsenal game.

"He turned on the TV, the first image we saw on the screen was Xhaka leading the Arsenal team, being the captain. Thierry Henry turned off the TV.

"I said, ‘What happened?’. He said, I cannot watch my team and Xhaka being the captain of my team and he turned off the screen. And we did not watch the game.

"It tells you everything about what a legend of this clubs thinks about him. And again he let down his team. It is not the first time.

"I remember two years ago I made a comment about Arsenal saying they look like babies. He came out and said ‘Patrice Evra, it is not the first time he has spoken about us’. Then I remember the next game he got substituted and he took off his shirt.

"I think Arsenal fans have had enough of Xhaka."

Sunday's loss carries


into 15th place in the Premier League, achieving just four wins and seven goals in their 12 games to date. 

Their next match is on Wednesday at home against Southampton, before facing Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

source: SportMob

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