FOOTBALL: Arsenal star Granit Xhaka apologized to his teammates at half-time in the North London derby against Tottenham

Arse­nal mid­field­er Gran­it Xha­ka apol­o­gized to his team­mates at half-time dur­ing Sat­ur­day’s North Lon­don derby.

The Gun­ners beat rivals Tot­ten­ham 3–1 at the Emi­rates to take sev­en of their eight Pre­mier League games.

How­ev­er, Xha­ka went to the dress­ing room to apol­o­gize in the 45th minute after the score was 1–1.

The inci­dent in ques­tion occurred dur­ing build-up when Tot­ten­ham scored the equal­iz­er from the penal­ty spot.

Sha­ka failed to clear the line before Gabriel beat Richarli­son in the box.

Then Antho­ny Tay­lor gave the penal­ty and Har­ry Kane blew over Aaron Ramsdale.

Accord­ing to The Mail, the play­ers at half­time said Xaka took respon­si­bil­i­ty for the goal.

And in the sec­ond half, with Emer­son Roy­al sent off and Spurs down to 10 men, he made up for the mis­take and scored Arse­nal’s third goal.

Xha­ka has been stripped of his cap­tain­cy and is set to leave Arse­nal in 2019.

Rela­tions with Gun­ners fans did not go well, and it seemed that he was close to leaving.

How­ev­er, he per­se­vered at the club and is now an impor­tant part of Mikel Arte­ta’s squad.

Arse­nal are top of the Pre­mier League with one point behind cham­pi­ons Man­ches­ter City.

Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League on Thurs­day and Liv­er­pool at home on Sunday.

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