Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal followers after gifting away penalty in north London derby

The Swiss midfielder introduced down Heung-min Son with a rash sort out (Image: Getty)

Granit Xhaka has thanked Arsenal followers for his or her help within the north London derby and acknowledged the ‘mistake’ he made that gifted Tottenham a two-goal lead.

The Gunners went behind early on on the Emirates after Christian Eriksen tapped in from shut vary following a weak save from Bernd Leno, with Spurs given the prospect to double their lead shortly earlier than half-time.

Skipper Xhaka went to floor as Heung-min Son drove into the field and worn out the South Korean, with Harry Kane stepping as much as dispatch the ensuing penalty.

Xhaka worn out Son within the first half of the north London derby (Image: Sky Sports activities)

Luckily for Arsenal, targets from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang noticed Arsenal rally, levelling the scores at 2-2, although neither aspect may discover a winner.

Gary Neville and Graeme Souness had been each scathing of their evaluation of Xhaka’s rash problem, and the Swiss midfielder admits it was not his most interesting hour.

Extra: Soccer

‘Thanks for the superb help contained in the Emirates,’ Xhaka wrote on Instagram.

‘We confirmed a variety of character and also you helped us to come back again into the sport. For the penalty I made a mistake – I’m after all indignant about it however I’ll by no means surrender!’

Talking about Xhaka’s error for the penalty, supervisor Unai Emery mentioned: ‘In 90 minutes I’m very happy with his work. Some errors we are able to have and I wish to use to progress and enhance. There are extra constructive issues collectively, individually and in addition with Xhaka for me.

‘The penalty is de facto one motion that could be very disappointing. He labored very nicely. He performed very nicely. If we gained the match possibly we’d converse in regards to the errors much less.’

Extra: Arsenal FC

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