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How Granit Xhaka made up with cameraman he left in a turmoil

How Granit Xhaka made up with cameraman he left in a turmoil

Despite the narrow scoreline, Arsenal were more than joyous with their win against Aston Villa last week. Besides the 3 points, the result was also a huge morale boost after the Gunners were swept aside by Liverpool in their midweek clash.

Starman Bukayo Saka’s first-half goal proved enough on the evening as the Englishman finished a low strike past a crowded Villa box beyond goalkeeper Martinez who was a mere spectator in the move.  

Having failed to score a goal for the first time since January against Liverpool, Saka’s goal was followed up by strong celebrations with the travelling Arsenal supporters.

In the footage of the celebrations, almost the entire 11 barring goalkeeper Leno were spotted crowding out in front of the away end congratulating the Englishman for putting the team ahead.

The celebratory mood almost went overboard here as midfielder Granit Xhaka was seen knocking over an assistant cameraman in front of the away end at Villa Park, as he was jumping up to climb onto the huddle of Arsenal players.

The cameraman is seen tumbling down right behind the Arsenal players in the footage. But as soon as the celebration high had gone down and Arsenal had secured the win, the Swiss midfielder was spotted walking back to the same person to apologize for the incident.

Moreover, Xhaka also gifted him the jersey from the game as a gesture of goodwill. It also looked like the former took the incident in a lighter tone as he was seen laughing it off after the Arsenal player approached him after the full-time whistle.

While Xhaka may have had troubles with discipline on the pitch this season having picked up 6 yellow cards and 2 red cards (in all competitions), this one was surely not going to land him in trouble even if it came at the cost of his jersey.