Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka has admitted that he made a big mistake during the recent Premier League game at home to Burnley. The Switzerland national team captain came in for a lot of criticisms for his action that led to a red card during the game. Granit Xhaka was given his marching orders after he grabbed Burnley player Ashley Westwood by the throat in the second half of the league game with the scoreline at goalless.

His red card was keenly felt by Arsenal as they went on to lose 1-0 to Burnley in what's their first defeat to the Clarets in the Premier League era. Arsenal skipper Pierre-EmerickAubameyang scored an unfortunate own goal to give the Clarets the three points at stake. Switzerland midfielder Xhaka was forced to miss the next three Arsenal games as a result of his red card. He missed the league games against Southampton and Everton as well as the Carabao Cup last eight clash with Manchester City as the Gunners failed to get a result in two of those three games.

They were beaten by Everton and Manchester City, while they could only draw with Southampton.
Granit Xhaka came back into the Arsenal XI in an excellent manner after he marked his return with a goal during the London Derby clash with Chelsea. The Switzerland national team player scored the second Arsenal goal from a well taken direct freekick as the Gunners defeated Chelsea 3-1 at home to end their barren run of seven games without victory in the Premier League. After the game, Granit Xhaka spoke with reporters as he pointed out his mistake and that he received a lot of bashing for his mistake before adding that he has been able to answer a lot of doubters with his performance against the Blues.