Xhaka slams Evra after Frenchman's Arsenal jibe
Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka has slammed Man Utd legend Patrice Evra for comments made in the press about the Gunners. Evra labelled Arsenal as "babies" after their surprise 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Monday night.
Arsenal were poor in the game, leaving many to question manager Unai Emery's long-term future at The Emirates stadium.
"We have to stop speaking about mental [issues] or bull---- like this," Xhaka said. "For me it's the same if you play home or away. You have to win. You have to show big character. You have to show good games and not to find always the same excuse.
"A lot of people speak too much. I hear that the first time he [Evra] speaks something against us. I have a lot of respect about him, because he was a great player. But you have to be careful what you say in those situations as well.
"For me it's strange because they were in the same situation as us, they were players as well.
"Maybe sometimes it was good, sometimes it was not so good. But how I say if you speak every weekend, every game, bull---- like this they speak, they don't get respect about what they say.
"I think we did a lot of good things. I think Sheffield had one chance, it was the goal. That's it."