Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has conceded a penalty against Brighton this afternoon, the Seagulls equalising will seriously dent Arsenal’s top four hopes.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka committed a reckless challenge on Brighton’s Solly March which led to the referee pointing to the spot, March dribbled past the Switzerland international like he wasn’t there, this led Xhaka to swiping the ace’s shoulder leading him to fall to the ground.
Whilst the decision was quite soft, Xhaka’s decision was still reckless and unnecessary. A challenge that wasn’t even needed could be the reason why the Gunners miss out on Champions League football next season.
Brighton talisman Glenn Murray stepped up to the spot and slotted the penalty into the back of the net.
Check out Xhaka’s foul and the penalty below:
LOOOOL xhaka touched his shoulder. Are you fkn kidding me?? pic.twitter.com/FrSHDoOu0g
— ? ?? (@Auba_Laca8) May 5, 2019
Check out some reaction to Xhaka’s foul below:
stupid. useless touch
— Fino (@finskk) May 5, 2019
It’s still a foul and a completely unnecessary one to give away. He should be absolutely torn to shreds for that!
— Michael Thompson (@michael87ire) May 5, 2019
Y would that dumass Touch him from behind ??
— Sakib5 (@Sakib511) May 5, 2019
Daft from xhaka what’s the point in doing that give the ref no choice ?
— Unai’s Army (@EmeryEra) May 5, 2019
Imagine watching Xhaka play for 3 Yeara and still defending him after so many errors. Honestly I am done
— Aginho (@Nhw6HHfQWtVPIYE) May 5, 2019
Xhaka is so careless! Sell him already. He’s cost us more points than he’s gained
— Michael Mutwiri (@mutwiri_mutwiri) May 5, 2019
Xhaka had been a disaster waiting to happen all match, was only a matter of time
— Flytrap (@Venus_flytrap76) May 5, 2019
Xhaka is such a liability
— Sassy Ranma (@RanmaSassy) May 5, 2019
That was disgraceful from xhaka , he was going nowhere….. why ??
— Pan (@Pantastic1761) May 5, 2019
A win for the Gunners is absolutely necessary tonight, a top four finish would have been ideal and this would mean that Unai Emery doesn’t have to solely rely on winning the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League.