Granit Xhaka Pushes Teammate Kieran Tierney Away After He Tried To Confront Ezgjan Alioski
Kieran Tierney wasn't happy with Ezgjan Alioski after Arsenal's draw with Leeds United, and the full back had to be dragged away from the opposition player.
Arsenal were somewhat lucky to come away with a 0-0 draw against Leeds on Sunday evening, as they struggled for much of the game and the hosts hit the woodwork on three occasions.
Mikel Arteta's side came to life more towards the end of the game after Nicolas Pepe got himself sent off for headbutting Alioski.
Both teams left frustrated after goalless draw at Elland Road :x:- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 22, 2020
Whilst it could be argued that the Macedonian winger made a meal of it, there's no doubt that Pepe deserved to see red for the incident.
Clearly after the match Tierney was still angered by the former Lugano player for his role in 'getting' his teammate a red card.
The Scottish left back had to be pushed back by former Gunners' captain Xhaka, and then dragged away by a member of staff, as other fans were shaking hands.
Kieran Tierney having to be dragged away at full-time after having words with Ezgjan Alioski pic.twitter.com/s8d9wkw7rC- Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 22, 2020
Xhaka having a chat with his friend Ezgjan Alioski after the game and Tierney confronts the Leeds player over the Pepe incident.- Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) November 22, 2020
Love everything about Tierney. His character & passion are everything #AFC need. Future captain for sure. https://t.co/erNXf9FtHs
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Tierney a real one....reminds me of capo it ain't a game! Always need man like that- Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) November 22, 2020
Kieran Tierney with some serious Just Been Kicked Out Of The School Disco energy here. pic.twitter.com/vJaGIlNiRd- Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 22, 2020
Tierney fighting for Pepe and rightly giving it back to Alioski for acting like a bitch! I absolutely adore this man! So much passion for the team and rightly standing for the players! Future Captain right here!- Wolf (@WoolwichCannons) November 22, 2020
If Kieran Tierney isn't your favourite Arsenal player I don't know what to tell you.- Dylan Walsh (@dylanwalsh_) November 22, 2020
Love Tierney. As stupid as Pépé was, Alioski is a bit pathetic. Good to tell him so.- Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) November 22, 2020
Tierney waiting for Alioski outside pic.twitter.com/mzFdtbXkKu- Trafalgar (@EndzoV2) November 22, 2020
Pepe's red card means he misses the next three Premier League games, against Wolves, Spurs and Burnley, though he is available for the two Europa League games in that spell.
Whilst Tierney may have had issue with Alioski, it was clear after the game that manager Arteta only laid the blame at the feet of his own player, calling the former Lille winger's actions 'unacceptable.'
:speaking_head:️ "It is unacceptable..."- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 22, 2020
Mikel Arteta fuming with Nicolas Pepe after his red card at Leeds United pic.twitter.com/6qpV9c2XUh
It might be a while until the manager trusts the winger again.
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