Arsenal fans support Hector Bellerin after his tweet about Granit Xhaka incident

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To say Granit Xhaka made a fool of himself against Crystal Palace would be putting things mildly.

While being substituted during the second half of Arsenal's draw, Xhaka was met with a chorus of boos and sarcastic celebrations from the Emirates Stadium faithful.

It wasn't a proud moment for Gooners in fairness, but the reaction of Xhaka was vastly unprofessional and no less because he's the new club captain.

The Swiss midfielder cupped his hand to his ear, goaded them with a series of gestures, mouthed for fans to 'f*** off' and removed his shirt in anger before marching down the tunnel.

As a result, swathes of supporters are calling for Xhaka to be stripped of the captain's armband and it wouldn't be surprising if his behaviour landed him in big trouble.

Bellerin takes to Twitter

And while the cyclone of negativity whips it way around north London, Hector Bellerin has been the first Arsenal player to put their head above the parapet.

Taking to Twitter, the popular Spanish full-back wrote: "We are all humans, we all have emotions, and sometimes it's not easy dealing with them.

"It's time to lift each other up, not to push each other away. We only win when we are together. #COYG."

Arsenal fans back him for captain

It's a tweet that has stoked the fire of Arsenal fans wanting Bellerin to replace Xhaka as captain with Gunners flooding the comments section with support for him.

One supporter penned: "First one to say something publicly. You’re the one we need to captain this club."

Another wrote: "Absolutely love this man. He is someone who could get behind players who are low and can instill positivity and a fan favorite. What a guy. Love You brother Hector."

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