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Should Xhaka remain Arsenal captain? 0:50 Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka was booed off by his own supporters against Crystal Palace Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka was booed off by his own supporters against Crystal Palace A controversial choice as captain, Granit Xhaka was already a divisive figure among Arsenal fans, but his reaction to being substituted in the 61st minute of his side’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace did nothing to dispel the doubters.It was a horrible moment during a pulsating match which saw the Gunners surrender a two-goal advantage to draw with Crystal Palace. Xhaka in angry clash with Arsenal supportersArsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace – Match report and highlightsSo why was Arsenal’s winning goal ruled out?Granted, it cannot be easy for a player when his own fans turn on him, but whether it was right or wrong for the Arsenal fans to boo him, the Swiss midfielder’s reaction wasn’t befitting of a captain.Where does this all leave Xhaka? His future wearing the captain’s armband at the Emirates Stadium must be in doubt. Speaking at his post-match press conference, head coach Unai Emery admitted his captain got it wrong and refused to back him when asked if he would remain captain.His long-term future at the club must also now be in doubt. The 27-year-old’s career is at a crossroads after being substituted by Emery in back-to-back games in the Premier League. His already strained relationship with Arsenal fans is further damaged by his reaction on Sunday.It could be a long road back for Xhaka at Arsenal.Oliver YewPressure building on Emery 2:59 FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Arsenal’s draw with Crystal Palace FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Arsenal’s draw with Crystal Palace The Xhaka incident is another Emery will have to deal with as the pressure continues to build on Arsenal’s Spanish coach.The Gunners may have snuck a win in the Europa League in midweek but one point from games against Sheffield United and Crystal Palace in the Premier League is not good enough with the talent he possesses in his squad.He once again left Mesut Ozil out of his matchday squad and the Arsenal fans showed their displeasure with that decision, singing the German’s name on numerous occasions as the Gunners went in search of a winner. It’s yet another example of a potential divide between Emery and the fans as the discontent starts to rise in north London.How to watch Premier League highlightsPremier League Table | Fixtures | Top scorersLuck may have not been on his side against Palace with VAR ruling out what appeared to be a legitimately good winner late on from Sokratis, but they still surrendered a two-goal advantage as defensive frailties reared its ugly head again.It doesn’t get any easier for Emery and his side. Next up is another testing trip to Anfield to face league leaders Liverpool in the Carabao Cup, live on Sky Sports Football. Victory on Merseyside will help dispel the doubters for a while, but the jury is well and truly out on whether the Spaniard can get the fans back on side long term.Oliver YewAnfield crowd trust their side 2:55 FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool’s win over Tottenham FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool’s win over Tottenham Gary Neville reminisced about his Manchester United days after Liverpool’s vital 2-1 win over Tottenham on Super Sunday.”There’s a complete trust in the crowd in this team,” he said. It may not feel like much – after all, the fans don’t kick a single ball all season – but being at Anfield on Sunday, the comment could not be more true, or relevant.Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham – Match report and highlightsLiverpool fixturesEven after the initial shock of conceding, Liverpool fans refused to moan and groan. At one point, at 1-1, they wildly celebrated a throw-in award 20 yards from their own goal. Even when the chances dried out, they kept with it. They knew it was coming, and that is terrifying for oppositions.That atmosphere, when the players need it most, is something Jurgen Klopp has referenced so often in the past, particularly in his first two years at Anfield having gotten used to a tireless support at Borussia Dortmund.Liverpool fans deserve credit, but it doesn’t come out of thin air. Klopp’s side play the type of football that makes you want to clench your fist and pump the air. It’s scintillating to watch.Gerard BrandBaby steps for Spurs, but Klopp was wrong 4:57

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