Arsenal boss, Unai Emery, says captain Granit Xhaka will not be in the squad for Saturday’s Premier League game against Wolves.
Xhaka reacted angrily to being booed by home fans when substituted in last Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.
On Thursday night, Xhaka issued an explanation to fans arguing that the vile abuse suffered by him and his family, as well as boos from the stands, caused him to reach ‘boiling point’.
And speaking in Friday’s press conference, Emery said:”We were waiting for his statement on Monday ahead of the last press conference here on Tuesday.
“It’s not in my mind that he will play tomorrow. It’s not in my mind that he will play tomorrow. I think that tomorrow, he is not going to play.”
When asked whether Xhaka’s omission from the squad was because of last weekend’s incident, Emery stated:”Because I think that now, we need to be focused on the match at 100 per cent. Now we are going to train but at the moment, he’s not in my mind.”