& # 39; I don't know & # 39 ;: the devastating answer from Xhaka when asked if Emery has brought Arsenal since Wenger & # 39; s exit when he revealed the dressing room was stunned in silence after the defeat of Baku
- Granit Xhaka has given a frank judgment about Arsenal after their loss to Chelsea
- The Gunners were humiliated in the Europa League final on Wednesday
- Xhaka revealed that nobody in the dressing room could speak after the 4-1 defeat
- He also failed to support Unai Emery and warned that the stars of the club could leave now
Granit Xhaka was very hesitant when asked if Arsenal made progress this season under Unai Emery after a disastrous collapse, saw the team scoring four goals in a nasty second half en route to defeat in the Europa League final against Chelsea.
Arsenal and Chelsea were aimless halfway through, but Maurizio Sarri's side hit three times 16 minutes earlier in the second half to take the game away from Arsenal and shatter their dreams about Champions League qualification.
Arsenal, who finished fifth in the Premier League, now has to spend a third consecutive season in the Europa League and Xhaka revealed that manager Unai Emery then & # 39; nothing & # 39; told his players in a bewildered dressing room.
Granit Xhaka has given a ruthless verdict on Arsenal after the final defeat of the Europa League
Xhaka said: & # 39; He is naturally disappointed. He, the players, nobody speaks in the dressing room.
& # 39; We opened the game too quickly in the second half. I think we have Chelsea for more than 60, 70 minutes, well in our hands. We also have opportunities, but we make too many mistakes.
& # 39; After the Premier League, we had a second chance to come back and go to the Champions League, but if you don't take any risks, you'll stay in the Europa League. Today was a great opportunity for us, we did not accept it. & # 39;
At the final whistle, Emery shook hands with his opponent, Sarri, but seemed shocked by the implosion on his part. He stood in one spot in his dug-out for almost 10 minutes and his players sank to their squatting on the field.
Strangely enough, when asked about whether Emery had taken over the club in his first season after taking over from Arsene Wenger, Xhaka asked: I don't know. I am not the right person to answer this. & # 39;
Xhaka revealed that Unai Emery was speechless in the dressing room after the defeat of Chelsea
HAS EMERY ARSENAL TAKEN FORWARD THIS SEASON?
Premier League: 6th with 63 points
Europa League: semi-final – lost to Atletico Madrid
FA Cup: Third round – lost to Nottingham Forest
League Cup: Runners – lost to Manchester City in final
Premier League: 5th with 70 points
Europa League: Runners-up – lost to Chelsea in final
FA Cup: Fourth round – lost to Manchester United
League Cup: quarter-finals – lost to Tottenham
An emotional Xhaka described it as one of the most painful nights in his Arsenal career and admitted that he cannot bear to look back on a repeat of the game.
& # 39; No & # 39 ;, he grimaced. & # 39; It's done. & # 39;
Xhaka also said & # 39; maybe & # 39; when asked if he is afraid that his teammates will be tempted by offers from Champions League clubs.
When asked about whether he wanted to stay in person, Xhaka was hardly enthusiastic: & # 39; I have a contract here. & # 39;
This latest setback will raise new questions about Arsenal's mentality. Petr Cech, who played his last game in professional football, had criticized Arsenal's mentality in the run-up to the game. He argued that the environment at the former Chelsea club was more demanding, the atmosphere being disastrous after losing a match.
Xhaka admits that the club can make an effort to keep the stars with the Europa League looming again; here top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shows his frustrations during the defeat in Baku
Xhaka insisted that players be hurt by this defeat, but grief seized the dressing room instead of confrontation. He said: & # 39; If you smile after this game … We know what we have played. We know we have lost the game. It's not about shouting. It's not about shouting everything when we lose.
& # 39; We are hungry. We may not show each other that we are hungry, but inside we have many players who are hungry when we lose. & # 39;
The week of Arsenal can go from bad to worse on Saturday night, because bitter rivals in northern London, Tottenham, can eliminate the Champions League by beating Liverpool in Madrid.
Xhaka says he will watch the game and admitted that Spurs are currently top dogs in North London.
He added: & # 39; If you see them, they deserve to be in the Champions League final. It is disappointing for us. It is life. You have to accept it sometimes. & # 39;
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