Unai Emery has said Granit Xhaka will not be part of Arsenal’s squad to face Leicester this weekend.
The Swiss midfielder has been in the eye of the storm over the past two weeks.
Xhaka was accused of swearing at the Arsenal fans as they jeered him during a substitution.
That led to a lengthy statement from the player before he was stripped of the captaincy this week.
‘I spoke with him on Tuesday for how he is feeling now and his mind because he is working and training well but he said to me it isn’t enough at the moment to play and we are going to wait,’ Emery explained, as quoted by the Mail.
Xhaka has also missed all of Arsenal’s recent games, including the clashes with Wolves and Vitoria SC.