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Xhaka is convinced, the audience applauds

Unai Emery had announced it: Granit Xhaka is a candidate for the starting lineup against Frankfurt. And the Spaniards brought the Swiss back into the Team. The midfielder started at the Emirates against the Bundesliga side.

The reception was cool or not. Some of the audience was not clapping proclaimed, as in the Emirates the team line-up, other tracks are very delighted about the return of the number 34, but all remained in the frame. And Xhaka yourself? To anticipate it: His presence, nothing changed the fact that Arsenal have had, once again, the desired result, 1:2 Gunners lost. To Xhaka it was not.

The Swiss played conspicuous. In the first half, he stood with Standards at the origin of several dangerous scenes, trying to draw the game, threw himself in the two battles. Just before the break, he remained after a clash with compatriot Djibril Sow short, and as he limped to the side line, and maintain, donated to him, the audience warm applause. A little later, missed Xhaka did not miss the 2:0 only just, as he met the Ball from 16 meters right.

After the break, the 27-Year-old Frankfurt Kamada from dancing at the corner flag, and prepared a large chance, which Chambers gave. Bad luck Xhaka then had in front of the 1:2, as he cleared a corner edge with the head, the Ball but it is precisely in this Kamada landed, and from the box pulled with his second goal of the Night to victory for the German met.

It was the Xhakas first Match for Arsenal since the uproar against Crystal Palace on may 27. October. The 27-Year-old to put in his replacement with his own Fans, the auspfiffen him. Emery dropped him as Captain and Xhaka had to pause multiple games. The coach appealed to the spectators to hold back: "I hope every Fan supports the Team, because the Xhakas Comeback will be important for us."

group F

Arsenal - Eintracht Frankfurt 1:2 (1:0) . - SR Buquet (FRA). Gates: 45. Aubameyang 1:0. 55. Kamada 1:1. 64. Kamada 1:2. - Remark. Arsenal with Xhaka. Eintracht Frankfurt with Fernandes (up to 45.) and Sow.

ranking: 1. Arsenal 5/10 (12:5). 2. Eintracht Frankfurt 5/9 (6:7). 3. Standard Liege 5/7 (6:8). 4. Vitoria Guimarães 5/2 (4:8).

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Created: 29.11.2019 00:00

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