Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka was visited by three senior players at his home after the club’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday.
It was a difficult afternoon for the Gunners star who reacted angrily to jeers and boos from the Emirates Stadium crowd.
Arsenal squandered a 2-0 lead and were drawing 2-2 when Xhaka was substituted and, as he made his way off the pitch, he swore at fans and took his jersey off.
That has led to calls from certain corners for the Switzerland international to be stripped of the armband.
And The Athletic say that Xhaka was so devastated three senior Arsenal players visited him at his home.
The Switzerland international has recently become a father and is now facing a crunch moment in his career.
Xhaka wasn’t Arsenal’s worst player on the pitch on Sunday but, under Unai Emery, has been made a scapegoat.
Many associated the midfielder with his manager and Emery’s own popularity is decreasing by the week.
The report says that Xhaka may have left the ground early to get away from a baying mob of Arsenal fans.
But it’s also said those claims cannot be verified and that Xhaka has the support of players from within the dressing room.
Meanwhile, Gunners legend Ian Wright feels fans are owed an apology from their skipper after his strop against Palace.
Wright, speaking on Match Of The Day 2, said: “I don’t like any players getting booed.
“But this is the captain. Now I think that they’re frustrated with the fact that he’s not run off.
“He’s now goading them.