Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka says he would like to meet those who have abused him and his family on social media.
“I wish I could meet these people, sit with them, eye-to-eye and ask ‘why are you writing these things?'” He said.
“No problem to criticize me. Like a person, like a player.”
When asked about those supposed Arsenal fans who had sent abusive messages, the Swiss midfielder said: “They are not supporters of my club. I do not see them as supporters of my club – to support the club they have to be here if we lose, we draw or we win.
“If one guy is a ticket holder at the club and speaks like this about his own players I do not think he needs respect from our side or other people. “
He added: “This is not acceptable. So you have to open our eyes and to look after this a lot, because I think you kill the football like this if the people start to talk about a player or their families or things like this. “
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