Unai Emery has confirmed that Granit Xhaka will not be included in the Arsenal squad for the Premier League clash with Wolves on Saturday, as the fallout from his outburst last weekend continues.
Xhaka apologised for his actions, but first offered an explanation as to why he lost his cool, insisting he has been “deeply hurt” by the “repeated abuse” he has received from fans in recent weeks.
Ahead of Wolves’ arrival at the Emirates, Emery confirmed that the 27-year-old will continue to take in a spell on the sidelines while he recovers from the traumatic episode.
Emery told a press conference on Friday: “He said sorry, he gave the apologies to the supporters, to everybody and now the focus is for tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) match.
Emery stated that “It is not in my mind that he is going play tomorrow. I am thinking tomorrow he is not going to play because I think now we need also to be focused only 100 per cent on the match.”