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David Seaman slams Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka but praises Unai Emery’s ‘brilliant’ response

David Seaman believes Granit Xhaka was out of order for his conduct towards Arsenal fans, but hailed Unai Emery’s handling of the situation.

Xhaka earned headlines after he told Arsenal fans to ‘f*** off’ and cupped his hand to his ear as he was roundly booed off the pitch in a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, and legendary Gunners stopper Seaman is adamant that an Arsenal captain simply cannot behave in that manner.

He also expressed his surprise that Xhaka – who removed a picture of him captaining the north London side from his Instagram account in the aftermath of the incident – has not issued a public apology to the Arsenal support, however, he thought Emery was impressive in the manner in which he responded to the awkward scenario.