Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has hit back at ex-Manchester United player Patrice Evra for inciting social media abuses with his comments as a pundit. Ex-Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra had called out Xhaka during the home game with Burnley in the Premier League in December. Patrice Evra was doing his punditry work on Sky Sports when he mentioned that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry turned off the TV when he sawXhaka lead out the team during his visit to his house. Patrice Evramentioned his interaction with Thierry Henry while pointing out that Xhaka is unreliable as an Arsenal player. The Swiss international was sent off during that Burnley game after grabbing the throat of Clarets midfielder Ashley Westwood. Arsenal were the better team until the red card incident involving Xhaka. In the end, Arsenal went on to lose 1-0 at home to Burnley courtesy the own goal from star striker Pierre-EmerickAubameyang.Xhaka came in for a lot of criticisms on social media for his action against Ashley Westwood during the game but he has been able to bounce back to produce some assured displays for the Gunners until the second league meeting with Burnley at the weekend.

On the comments made by Patrice Evra, Thierry Henry and all other football pundits, Granit Xhaka recently spoke to The Guardian as he said those comments from ex-footballers are catalyst for online abuses aimed at him and other active footballers. Granit Xhaka has been very good in the Arsenal midfield of late until his poor pass led to the equaliser scored by Chris Woods at the weekend. At that point, the Gunners were cruising with the early goal from club skipper Pierre-EmerickAubameyang. In the end, the Gunners had to settle for a 1-1 draw at the home of Burnley thanks to the mistake from Granit Xhaka.