Granit Xhaka denies rumours of Kieran Tierney row at Arsenal

Kieran Tierney confronted Ezgjan Alioski after Arsenal's goalless draw with Leeds United
Kieran Tierney confronted Ezgjan Alioski after Arsenal’s goalless draw with Leeds United (AFP via Getty)

Granit Xhaka insists there is ‘no problem’ with Kieran Tierney after the pair appeared to clash in the immediate aftermath of Arsenal’s goalless draw with Leeds United.

Tierney confronted Leeds defender Ezgjan Alioski after the full-time whistle following his part in Nicolas Pepe’s red card at Elland Road.

But after approaching Alioski, Xhaka had his arm around the Leeds player and pushing his Arsenal teammate away.

The Scotland international was then led away by away Dani Ceballos and Rob Holding, as well as first-team coach Steve Round.

However, in a post on Instagram ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Molde, Xhaka posed alongside Tierney with the caption, ‘The left foot union! No problems here’.

Arsenal will face Molde in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Granit Xhaka pushed Kieran Tierney away from Ezgjan Alioski after Arsenal's draw with Leeds United
Granit Xhaka pushed Kieran Tierney away from Ezgjan Alioski (DAZN)

Meanwhile, former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believe Tierney would have been angered by Xhaka’s reaction in the situation,’ Keown in his column for MailOnline.

‘Tierney might have felt incensed to see Granit Xhaka with his arm around Alioski at the end of the game after what had happened.

Granit Xhaka insists there are 'no problems' with Kieran Tierney at Arsenal
Granit Xhaka insists there are ‘no problems’ with Kieran Tierney at Arsenal (Instagram)

‘I would have certainly felt like that if I’d seen one of my team-mates practically fraternising with the enemy.

‘Xhaka then pushed Tierney away from the situation when he tried to confront Alioski.

‘But the dust will settle from that incident. Tierney is just the type of personality Arsenal need in their team.’

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