The Gunners lost their opening two games against Manchester City and Chelsea after which a number of fans had started voicing concerns over the appointment of Unai Emery.
But the wins against West Ham and now Cardiff have surely calmed the nerves amongst the fans. Though for the players this could just be the start of a new trouble.
Arsenal scored their opening goal through Shkodran Mustafi and the German International chose a very controversial celebration.
Immediately after Mustafi scored the goal he folded his hands to form wings which clearly indicated to that controversial Albanian Eagle celebration.
Shkodran Mustafi could face action from the FA following his ‘Albanian Eagle’ celebration against Cardiff if it is deemed to have been a display of political symbolism. [Independent] #afc pic.twitter.com/yBL3itc4IF
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) September 2, 2018
What is the Albanian Eagle celebration?
The Albanian Eagle celebration was brought to the limelight this summer when both Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri chose to do it during Switzerland’s games.
Xhaka who plays for Arsenal was part of the starting eleven during the Cardiff City game and he did that Albanian Eagle celebration to protest against Serbia given the midfielder has Albanian parents.
Why did Shkodran Mustafi do the Albanian Eagle celebration?
Shkodran Mustafi is a German International but like Granit Xhaka, he too has Albanian heritage having been born in Bad Hersfeld, Hesse, to an Albanian family.
This celebration though has sent shock waves across the Premier League and the FA will surely be looking at this incident seriously and there’s every possibility that Shkodran Mustafi could face a ban for his controversial celebration.
Here’s how the fans reacted:
Mustafi celebrates Xhaka’s peach of a delivery off the corner with the Kosovo eagle 👀👀 #cheek
— Max Figgins (@max_figgy) September 2, 2018
Xhaka Mustafi and he celebrates with the eagle!!!!! DREEEEAM
— call me bat ⭐️⭐️ (@YoWoodyinho) September 2, 2018
Mustafi doing the Albanian eagle celebration after a Xhaka assist 😍😍😍Shame they play for that shit team though 😒
— Visi (@ArvisHidri) September 2, 2018
LOOOOL Mustafi did the Albanian Eagle in celebration 🤣🤣
— Mansoor Ahmad (@Mansoor98A) September 2, 2018