Granit Xhaka has hit back at Patrice Evra for calling Arsenal‘s players ‘babies’ and suggested he is ‘speaking a lot of b*******’
‘Sheffield United deserved the win, but I’m not surprised about Arsenal,’ Evra suggested while appearing on Monday Night Football.
Midfielder Granit Xhaka has hit back at Patrice Evra for calling Arsenal’s players ‘babies’
Former Manchester United man Evra said he was not shocked by their loss at Sheffield United
‘I used to call them “my babies” 10 years ago, and they are still, when I look at them and think they are “my babies”… that’s the truth – I’m not being disrespectful when I say that.’
Evra also said he would relish coming up against Arsenal during his time as a Manchester United player because he sensed they were vulnerable, adding: ‘I was so happy to play against them because I knew I was going to win’.
Evra often came out on top against Arsenal and said he knew he would win against them
And Xhaka did not take kindly to Evra’s comments about Arsenal players following their defeat to the Blades.
He replied: ‘A lot of people speak too much.
‘I have a lot of respect for him because he was a great player, but you have to be careful what you say.
Xhaka did not take kindly to Evra’s comments about Arsenal players being ‘babies’
‘He knows what these situations well, but it’s not only him. A lot of people speak a lot of b******* and it’s always the same.’
The Arsenal captain also refused to use his side’s character as an excuse for the defeat at Bramall Lane.
‘We have to stop talking about [the mental side of the game] and b******* 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.’
Lys Mousset pops up to score an easy tap in that secured a memorable 1-0 win for the Blades
The set-back for Arsenal against the Blades leaves them in fifth place in the Premier League, ten points off league leaders Liverpool and two points off fourth-placed Chelsea.
They will face Vitória Guimarães in the Europa League at the Emirates on Thursday night before welcoming Crystal Palace on Sunday.