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Thierry Henry blast Arsenal star – “Can’t believe he did this”

Arsenal moved to second position on the Premier League log after a hard fought victory over Burnley at the Emirates last Sunday.

But THIERRY HENRY wasn’t a fan of Granit Xhaka’s display against Burnley this weekend.

Sean Dyche’s men thought they’d secured a point in the dying moments when Andre Gray cancelled out Shkodran Mustafi’s opener.

Arsenal‘s task was made a lot tougher in the final 25 minutes though as Xhaka received a straight red card for a reckless two-footed lunge on Steven Defour.

It was the second time the midfielder has been sent off this season for the Gunners following his summer move from Borussia Monchengladbach, and Arsenal’s record goalscorer is baffled by the Switzerland international’s decision making when it comes to making tackles.

“It’s not the first time. He did the same thing against Swansea,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“This one I just don’t get it. Against Swansea it was a counter. Here, he gives the ball cheaply away.

“Why are you doing that 60 yards away from your goal, 25 minutes to go, you’re in control of the game? You misplace a pass. So what? Stay on your feet.

“As soon as you do that, the rules say it’s a red. Is it worse than [Marcos] Rojo who didn’t get a red? No. But the rule says both feet off the ground, it’s a red.”

Xhaka will now be suspended for Arsenal’s FA Cup trip to Southampton and league matches against Watford, Chelsea and Hull.

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