Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka was not happy with his Gunners teammate Bukayo Saka against PSV at the Emirates Stadium in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday evening, as reported by Football.London.
Premier League club Arsenal got the better of Eredivisie outfit PSV 1-0 in North London on Thusday evening.
Switzerland international midfielder Granit Xhaka scored the only goal of the match in the 70th minute.
Xhaka started the UEFA Europa League game in midfield, while England international star Saka started on the right of an attacking midfield three.
According to Football.London, Xhaka wanted the £70,000-a-week (The Daily Mail) England international to show more energy and focus during one occasion in the match.
INCIDENT BETWEEN GRANIT XHAKA AND BUKAYO SAKA DURING ARSENAL V PSV
“Granit Xhaka looked visibly frustrated with Saka as a ball played out to the winger caught him off guard,” according to the report.
“The flight meant as Saka tried to control the ball, it deflected beyond the touchline.
“After Saka, a second too late tried to keep the ball in play, Xhaka reacted to losing possession. He called out to Saka, clapping and calling for greater energy and focus.”
In our opinion, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka’s reaction to Bukayo Saka shows his leadership qualities.
Xhaka is a senior figure in the Arsenal team, and it is clear that the Switzerland international midfielder is a leader.
True, the 30-year-old does not wear the captain’s armband at Arsenal – Martin Odegaard does – but he is a natural leader who is very influential in the Gunners’ dressing room.