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​Wenger relaxed as Xhaka collects EIGHTH red card of career

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has backed Granit Xhaka to learn from his dismissal against Swansea without the need for him to intervene.

The Swiss midfielder received a straight red card with 20 minutes remaining of Arsenal's 3-2 win on Saturday for a diving challenge on Swansea's Modou Barrow.

It was the eighth red card Xhaka has received in two and a half years at Arsenal and Borussia Monchengladbach.

When it was put to him that eight red cards in such a short space of time suggested Xhaka had a disciplinary problem, Wenger replied: "It is one. We are not responsible for the red cards he got somewhere else.

"He made a foul that could have got him a yellow card, that could have got him a red card. It was not meant to hurt anybody. It was just a late tackle to stop a counter attack that has been punished.

"I feel that he is intelligent enough to analyse that."

Ian Ferris
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