Granit Xhaka has been shown a red card after a terrible last-man foul on Diogo Jota as Liverpool face Arsenal at home on Thursday evening.
The former captain, notorious for his aggressiveness, was sent off 24 minutes into the game after bringing down down Diogo Jota with a high boot to the Portuguese forward’s chest when contesting a loose ball.
Dreadful challenge 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/KgVsb388gN
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) January 13, 2022
Xhaka has now been sent off five times since his debut with Arsenal in 2016.
5 – Since his debut season with Arsenal in 2016-17, no Premier League player has been sent off more times in all competitions than Granit Xhaka (5). Orders. pic.twitter.com/MLVP5gaGVH
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 13, 2022
“Since his debut season with Arsenal in 2016-17, no Premier League player has been sent off more times in all competitions than Granit Xhaka,” a tweet by stats curator OptaJoe read.