EPL: Stupid – Lee Dixon slams Arsenal star after Crystal Palace win
Arsenal legend Lee Dixon has slammed ‘stupid’ Granit Xhaka for diving in their Premier League win over Crystal Palace on Friday night.
Xhaka was given a yellow card for simulation in the first half after he threw himself to the ground, anticipating a tackle from Joachim Andersen.
The midfielder has been handed a yellow card 53 times in the top flight since joining the Gunners in 2016.
Dixon expected that the Switzerland international would get a second yellow card in the second half of the game, describing him as stupid.
“That is a dive, quite rightly booked and for a man of his experience, stupid!,” Dixon said, according to Metro.
The Gunners finished fifth in the Premier League last season and would be hoping to return to the Champions League this season.