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Arsenal will offer counselling to captain Granit Xhaka after his angry confrontation with home fans during Sunday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

The Gunners midfielder told his fans to "f*** off" after hearing the boos when he was substituted off.

Unai Emery has confirmed that Calum Chambers, David Luiz, Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sit out, but Arsenal's team could have a strong look with Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Lucas Torreira, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette in the travelling squad. He wants to help. He knows he was wrong. "Tomorrow he is in the group", Emery said in his press conference, as quoted by the Mirror. It's normal as a human.

Carragher believes there should be sympathy for Xhaka even though he hasn't apologised.

Willock's goal sent Arsenal's fans into raptures again but Origi scored with nearly the last kick of the game.

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"I don't need his apology".

'He is now very down and we need to support him. Because I know he is devastated, we can speak about all the situation but first, it's him. My ideal future is to watch again Xhaka playing and every supporter supporting him.

"I don't know if they would be as courageous to go with someone like [Freddie] Ljungberg or [Mikel] Arteta".

Paper Round's view: If Xhaka apologised to the fans for his action and redoubled his efforts on the pitch, then he would probably be forgiven and go on to enjoy a year or two more at the club, but realistically, why should he apologise?

With the situation at the club now reaching boiling point, the players have to set aside the divide that currently exists between the club and its fans as they travel to Liverpool on Wednesday for their Carabao Cup round of 16 clash at Anfield.

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