Photo: New Arsenal signing sends strong message to fans
Granit Xhaka reflects on Switzerland's Euro 2016 exit against Poland
Granit Xhaka has taken to social media to apologise to Switzerland fans for his decisive penalty miss in their Euro 2016 clash with Poland on Saturday.
The new Arsenal signing dramatically missed his spot-kick to set Poland on their way to victory in the shootout after a 1-1 draw in the Euro 2016 last-16 clash.
Xhaka has now had to come to terms his side’s exit from the competition in France as he turns his attentions towards his summer holiday.
And the midfielder was quick to post a heartfelt message on his Instagram account after Saturday’s defeat.
He shared the photo above on the app and wrote: “We, and especially me, are just disappointed after this game. We were the better team, especially in the second half and in extra time, and would have deserved to win.
“The it makes me more and more sad that I missed the decisive penalty – I’m sorry for my team-mates, the travelling fans and for Switzerland.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I will give anything more to come back stronger! Your Granit.”
Xhaka will now enjoy a few weeks off before reporting to London Colney to begin his pre-season preparations with Arsenal.
The midfielder is Arsenal’s only recruit of the summer transfer window thus far but Arsene Wenger is believed to be on the lookout for a number of other new signings.