By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline
Published: 21:50 GMT, 31 October 2019 | Updated: 00:38 GMT, 1 November 2019
Arsenal fans have been left divided after Granit Xhaka issued a statement following his spat with supporters during the draw to Crystal Palace.
Xhaka had been hauled off in the draw with Roy Hodgson's side at the Emirates last Sunday, and promptly stole the headlines after telling home fans to 'f*** off' after they jeered him off.
He also cupped his ear while heading towards the touchline, and took his shirt off in frustration before storming down the tunnel at the Emirates.
Granit Xhaka has issued a statement following his controversial substitution on Sunday
The Arsenal man broke his silence by penning this message on Instagram on Thursday evening
The Switzerland international has since penned a statement on social media, breaking the silence following the controversial incident last Sunday.
Xhaka revealed in his message that he had received 'repeated abusive comments at matches and on social media' over the last couple of weeks, which were horrifically directed at him and his loved ones.
Xhaka admitted he let himself get 'carried away and reacted in a way that disrespected the group of fans that support our club, our team and