Carabao Cup: Arteta snubs Xhaka after red card against Liverpool

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, could barely bring himself to look at Granit Xhaka after he received a red card against Liverpool at Anfield.

Xhaka was sent off by referee Michael Oliver with less than 30 minutes played.

The Swiss midfielder was guilty of kicking Diogo Jota who was bearing down on goal.

Instead of allowing Jota to bring the ball down and risk the in-form Portugal international putting the hosts in front, Xhaka blindly tried to boot the ball clear and caught the Reds forward in the chest.

Oliver reached for his back pocket and brandished a straight red card.

As Xhaka walked off the pitch, Arteta refused to leave his seat, making it clear he was far from happy with what he had just seen.

Instead, Arteta continued to discuss with his assistants Steve Round and Albert Stuivenberg over emergency changes to be made.

This is the fifth red card of Xhaka’s Arsenal career and he will now miss their next two domestic fixtures against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

Carabao Cup: Arteta snubs Xhaka after red card against Liverpool

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