Arsenal midfielder, Granit Xhaka, has urged the club’s supporters to keep supporting the team despite the 1-1 disappointing draw against Brentford in a new Instagram post.
Prior to the frustrating draw at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal had lost to struggling Premier League side, Everton, by a lone goal last weekend at Goodison Park.
The Gunners after the loss, were once again frustrated by Thomas Frank’s deep block, with the Bees also threatening in transition on a multitude of occasions.
Bryan Mbeumo found the back of the net early in the first half, although referee Peter Bankes had already blown his whistle for a foul a few seconds prior to the Cameroonian’s clever finish.
Eventually, Mikel Arteta’s side began to turn the screw after the break and January signing Leandro Trossard broke the deadlock after some nifty work from Bukayo Saka down the right flank.
However, the north Londoners’ lead was short-lived as Brentford striker Ivan Toney netted a controversial goal from close range just eight minutes after Trossard’s finish.
The home side were unable to strike again as the two sides shared the spoils, a result that leaves Arsenal six points clear at the top of the league standings having now played the same number of matches with champions, Man City.
After the full-time whistle, Swiss international Xhaka took to social media to send a message to the Gunners supporters, calling them a vital part of the team.
His Instagram post read: “Frustrating afternoon. We’ll analyse it, learn from it and move on. Stick with us – you’re all such a vital part of this team (heart emoji) #GX34 #arsenal.”
The Citizens are currently second on the Premier League table and can leapfrog lead leaders, Arsenal, if they win their home game against Aston Villa and midweek fixture against the Gunners.