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Evra takes a swipe at Arsenal and Xhaka is sick of it

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Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka calls out Patrice Evra after “b***s***” cheap shots being made at his team.

Arsenal suffered a humbling defeat at the hands of Sheffield United last night.

Not only was it humiliating, but it also brought into question the Gunner’s top-four credentials.

The first to take a shot at the Gunners was former United man Patrice Evra. The Frenchman was a pundit on Sky Sports.

He said:

“I used to call them my babies 10 years ago and they still are when I look at them.”

“That’s the truth, and I’m not being disrespectful when I say that.”

“It’s just the feeling I get with this team.”

“They look pretty, they look good, but they don’t look like a winning team, they just like playing good football.”

Xhaka is livid and has hit back at Evra and anyone else that wants to cheap shot his team.

Xhaka said:

“I have a lot of respect for him because he was a great player, but you have to be careful what you say.”

“He knows these situations well, but it’s not only him. A lot of people speak a lot of bullsh*t and it’s always the same.”

“We have to stop talking about [the mental side of the game] and bullsh*t like this.”

“I’m sorry to say that, but for me, it’s the same whether you play at home or away – you have to win and show big character and not look for the same excuse.”

The Arsenal man has flipped things around on Evra, calling his credibility into question.

He added:

“For me it’s strange because they have been in the same situation as us.”

“Maybe it was sometimes good, sometimes not so good.”

“Like I said, if you speak bullsh*t* like this every weekend, then what they say doesn’t get respected.”

Last night’s game left Arsenal sitting in fifth, missing the opportunity to climb into the top four.

Only hours earlier, manager Unai Emery had commended his team on their work ethic and the progress they were making.