Arsenal players make clear feelings towards Xhaka after (another) red card

Arsenal teammates have rallied around Granit Xhaka after his dismissal at Liverpool.

The midfielder, 29, was dismissed in the 24th minute of the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg for a reckless waist-high tackle on Diogo Jota.

The Gunners held on to secure a valuable 0-0 away draw but Xhaka felt he let down his side.

And on Instagram after the match he expressed his remorse, writing: “I want to apologise to everyone.

“I am so proud of my team and the spirit that they showed to keep a clean sheet tonight.”

Rob Holding replied immediately, saying: “Together”. The defender also posted two emojis – a heart and a muscle to show he was backing his team-mate.

Stand-in captain Alexandre Lacazette wrote similar: “We are together.”

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