'Bull****' Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka hits out at criticism from Manchester United great Patrice Evra

Manchester Evening News Sports 1 month ago

Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka has labelled criticism of his team's mentality 'bull****' after they were beaten 1-0 by Sheffield United.

Unai Emery's side had the opportunity to move up to third in the Premier League on Monday night but delivered an under-par performance and were undone by Lys Mousset's 30th-minute goal.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Patrice Evra was critical of the away side, recalling how he used to go into games against Arsenal as a Manchester United player confident of getting a result.

"Sheffield United deserved the win, but I'm not surprised about Arsenal," Evra told Sky Sports.

"I used to call them 'my babies' 10 years ago, and they are still, when I look at them and think they are 'my babies,' that's the truth -- I'm not being disrespectful when I say that."

Xhaka took exception to Evra's remarks, though, saying Sheffield United won because they were simply more clinical in front of goal.


"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 for 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."

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