‘Xhaka can f*** himself’: Alexandre Lacazette likes explicit Instagram post calling for Unai Emery to be sacked after Crystal Palace draw
- Alex Lacazette has liked a foul-mouthed Instagram post criticising Granit Xhaka
- The post, written after Arsenal’s draw with Palace read: ‘Xhaka can f*** himself’
- The photo, posted by ‘Troopz’ of AFTV, urged Unai Emery to leave the club
- Emery is expected to punish Xhaka after he appeared to tell fans to ‘f*** off’
Alexandre Lacazette has liked an Instagram post criticising Arsenal manager Unai Emery and club captain Granit Xhaka after the 2-2 home draw with Crystal Palace.
Pressure is mounting on Emery after the Gunners spurned a two-goal lead and Xhaka appeared to tell fans to ‘f*** off’ as he was being substituted on the hour mark.
And it would appear the jeers of disgruntled fans resonated with Lacazette, as the Frenchman liked troopzafc’s post in the aftermath of the disappointing draw.
Alexandre Lacazette has liked an Instagram post calling for Unai Emery to be sacked
The Frenchman looks dejected after Arsenal spurned a two-goal lead against Crystal Palace
‘Troopz’, who is known for his appearances on Youtube channel AFTV, posted a picture of himself swearing towards the camera in the stands at the Emirates Stadium.
The caption read: ‘I’m sorry, I’m done with this now. You can’t be 2-0 up at home to palace and draw. Emery I’ve backed you but bro, enough is enough. Xhaka can f*ck himself as well. Never wanna see him in an arsenal top again!! #AFC #EmiratesStadium #TimesUp’.
Emery is set to discuss the Arsenal captaincy with club officials after Xhaka’s misconduct, and it will be interesting to see how the Spaniard responds to Lacazette’s act of defiance.
Granit Xhaka was jeered off the pitch as Arsenal searched for a winner against Crystal Palace
On Xhaka’s misdemeanour, Emery said: ‘It’s not the moment to speak about that because first I want to speak with him and the club.
‘We need to stay calm but, really, he was wrong.’
Emery refused to criticise Arsenal fans for sarcastically applauding and booing their captain – instead insisting Xhaka should have dealt with the situation with a cooler head.
‘We are here because we have supporters. We are the workers inside the club but we play for them.
‘We need to have a lot of respect for them when they are applauding us but also when they are criticising us.’