Granit Xhaka Responds To Gary Neville Criticism Following Tackle In North London Derby

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has responded to Gary Neville following criticism of his tackle in the north London derby prior to the international break.

Manchester United’s legendary former captain branded Xhaka’s tackle ‘disgraceful’ during the Gunners’ 2-2 draw against Tottenham  at the Emirates.

Christian Eriksen gave Spurs the lead inside 10 minutes last weekend, before Xhaka clumsily tackled Heung-Min Son in the box.

Harry Kane dispatched the penalty to extend the lead to two, however Arsenal halved the deficit through Alexandre Lacazette right before the half-time whistle.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then equalised in the second half, getting on the end of a delightful Matteo Guendouzi cross as the points were shared.

However, post result, the Arsenal captain took a lot of blame for dropped points at home.

In response to Neville’s comments Xhaka said: “It’s part of football, there are a lot of people that talk a lot.

“I cannot influence anything and I do not want to. It is not my business.

“My job is to perform on the pitch.

“I know that I made a mistake in the penalty.

“But nobody talks about the many opportunities we have made, only about the mistakes,” Xhaka concluded.

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