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Carragher slams ‘shocking’ Xhaka in Arsenal win over West Ham

Jamie Carragher has slammed Granit Xhaka for the Arsenal midfielder’s ‘shocking’ lack of desire to prevent West Ham’s opening goal on Monday night.

The Switzerland international has endured a difficult and controversial start to the season at the club, being criticised for his performances before publicly clashing with the Arsenal support and subsequently being stripped of the captaincy.

Xhaka has now come under criticism once again for his role in West Ham‘s opener during the 3-1 victory at the London Stadium last night, Carragher slamming the 27-year-old for appearing to duck out of the way as Angelo Ogbonna headed home.

“It always seems we have two or three fall guys we attack, some might say it’s bullying, and we always pick out David Luiz,” Carragher said on Sky Sports.

“But Xhaka here (for the goal) is shocking. He just ducks out of it.

“He may not have got there but do more than that.”

The much-maligned midfielder has been reinstated into the team in recent weeks, though his long-term future at the Emirates remains uncertain amid his fractious relationship with the club’s fanbase after infamously mouthing ‘f**k off’ to them during October’s draw with Crystal Palace.

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