Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog.

Given that Granit Xhaka’s statement came out last night, it wasn’t covered in Episode 550 of the Arsecast. So here’s a bonus Arsecast Extra episode in which James and I unpick what the Arsenal captain said. Why was it released through his own social media channel and not an official club one? Should we read anything into the lack of mention of the manager, or the captaincy? Was it really an apology? Can Xhaka stay on as captain? And what has the response of the club been like? That and more in this extra Arsecast Extra.

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