Arsenal finished todays 0-0 draw with Leeds with 10 men after Nicolas Pepe earned himself a straight red card early into the second half. He headbutted Leeds player Ezgjan Alioski off of the ball and when it went to VAR, the referee gave him his marching orders.
Here is the incident that earner him his red:
PEPE SENT OFF 🟥
The Arsenal man headbutts Ezgjan Alioski off the ball and is shown a straight red card
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 22, 2020
At Full time, left back Kieran Tierney tried to approach Alioski and confront him about his oscar worthy performance that earned Pepe his red but Granit Xhaka had other plans.
Granit Xhaka hugging Alioski and shoving Tierney away after the final whistle.
Just a reminder he used to be captain pic.twitter.com/WFRLmHOnfl
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) November 22, 2020
Fans have given their opinions on the matter:
Couldn’t be my captain https://t.co/x7Aj51EEJm
— Jamie salvona (@jamie_salvona) November 22, 2020
Poor from Xhaka was annoyed at this https://t.co/lWQzPxIgX2
— Mamba Mentality 🎗 (@Tharshan13) November 22, 2020
Waiting for Xhaka lovers to spin this moment. No way you can defend something like this sha. https://t.co/LNeJ7BAdNs
— The Baroque Minimalist (@Verbal_Pugilist) November 22, 2020
State of Granit Xhaka here, get gone in January you absolute flid https://t.co/qDIUb6eOqL
— Naim (@naim_b123) November 22, 2020
“State of Granit Xhaka here, get gone in January”
How would you explain the way he backed the opposition player over his own defender, is there trouble in the Arsenal dressing room?