Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka posts cryptic message following return to action

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka holds his hands up appealing a decision while in action for Switzerland
Xhaka featured for the first time this month last night (Picture: Getty )

Granit Xhaka sent out a cryptic message from his Instagram following his return to action for Swizterland.

The midfielder has not played for Arsenal since his explosive reaction to fans booing him at the Emirates last month.

Xhaka completed 90 minutes for Switzerland against Georgia in their European qualifier and posted the following message in his native tongue after the game.

He said: ‘Happiness is when you are satisfied with yourself and do not need the confirmation of others.’

Arsenal fans debated what the post could have meant on social media, with some reading the message as a potential dig at Unai Emery.

Xhaka has faced intense criticism for his actions and was stripped of the captaincy by Emery.

The Switzerland international has defended himself since the armband was taken from him and insisted he is ready to play for Arsenal again.

Emery has refused to say if he will recall Xhaka and admitted there were ongoing discussions about whether to sell him in January.

‘You can be sure that I’ll keep fighting and putting myself out there in every training session,’ Xhaka said in response to Emery’s most recent comments.

‘I feel that last week has been dealt with and now I’m ready.’

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka in action for Switzerland in their win over Georgia
Xhaka played in his country’s win over Georgia (Picture: Getty)

Newcastle have shown an interest in singing Xhaka on loan, while Serie A has been named as another possible exit route.

Arsenal resume club action on 23 November with a home game against Southampton.

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