Unai Emery says Granit Xhaka won’t play for Arsenal against Leicester

Arsenal Head Coach Unai Emery attends a press conference at London Colney on November 08, 2019 in St Albans, England.

Granit Xhaka will not play against Leicester City, says Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

Arsenal Head Coach Unai Emery attends a press conference at London Colney on November 08, 2019 in St Albans, England.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has told Metro that Granit Xhaka does not want to play against Leicester City this weekend.

The Gunners will take on Leicester away from home at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Xhaka has been stripped off the Arsenal captaincy after bursting out at his own fans, and Emery has said that the 27-year-old Switzerland international midfielder has told him that he does not feel that he is in a position to play against Leicester this weekend.

Emery told Metro when asked if Xhaka was ready to return: "Not yet. I spoke with him on Tuesday for how he is feeling now and his mind because he is training well, but he said to me he can’t play. We are going to wait.”

Linked away

Xhaka has not been a massive hit on the pitch or among the Emirates Stadium faithful since he moved to Arsenal in 2016, and perhaps it is time for the Gunners to move him on.

The 27-year-old has already been linked with a move away from the North London outfit, with The Times claiming that Premier League rivals Newcastle United are ready to make a move for him, with manager Steve Bruce claimed to be "a big admirer” of him.

Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on November 05, 2019 in St Albans, England.

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