Xhaka an important player for Arsenal, says Unai Emery

Arsenal's Granit Xhaka

Unai Emery has backed Granit Xhaka after the midfielder was jeered by Arsenal supporters during the Gunners’ thrilling 3-2 comeback victory against Aston Vila.
Ten-man Arsenal battled back from being a goal down twice to beat Aston Villa as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s seventh goal in as many games this season proved enough to earn the Gunners a crucial three points at the Emirates Stadium.
A slightly sour note for the Gunners was the reaction of the home fans to Xhaka’s substitution after 72 minutes, with ironic cheers greeting the captain’s departure.
Xhaka has proved a divisive figure at the club and is no stranger to criticism from the fans, but Emery was full of praise for the Switzerland international, calling on the Arsenal supporters to back the 26-year-old.
“My opinion is we need our supporters and we need our supporters helping each player,” he said.

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