Barcelona winger Raphinha did not look happy after getting substituted amid Arsenal transfer links. He also scored the equaliser in the Europa League first leg against Manchester United.
Hence, his anger is obvious as he was in brilliant mood to score another. However, the winger has also apologised to Xavi and his teammates after the incident.
BARCELONA WINGER SHOWS HIS FRUSTATION AFTER GETTING SUBSTITUTED
Barcelona winger Raphinha did not look happy after getting substituted in the Europa League against Manchester United. A few minutes ago in the match, he scored a brilliant goal to make it 2-2. Hence, he was not at all happy with the substitution. He also did shake hand with his replacement Ferran Torres after the substitution.
A number of match clips also show him hitting the seats in front of him. However, Barcelona head coach Xavi has also said that the matter is closed. He further said,” I see and understand Raphinha’s anger, I was also angry. I make the changes thinking about the team and not to point fingers at anyone”. “Raphinha has apologized to me but he didn’t have to. I see it as positive that everyone wants to play”.
ARSENAL AND RAPHINHA TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
Barcelona winger Raphinha has also said that he is sorry for his reaction to the substitution. He has also issued an apology to Xavi and Ferran Torres. He further said, “I want to apologize to everyone: Mister Xavi, Ferran Torres and the fans. ”I am very eager to play that’s why I acted like that, I made a mistake and I am asking for forgiveness.”
However, it is not slowing down the Arsenal links. A report also claims that Barcelona view him as a saleable asset. Hence, they are open to sell him for the right price. Therefore, the Gunners will certainly keep an eye on him for the next summer transfer window. Hence, it looks like the La Liga giants are going to have a busy transfer window next summer.
Barcelona have also made it clear that they are not desperate to sell Raphinha. Xavi has also said multiple times that he is happy to have him in the team. Hence, Arsenal will have to pay a high transfer fee to the La Liga giants for the former Leeds winger.
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