That is according to player-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp.
The Gunners midfielder earned a straight red card for a two-footed challenge on Steven Defour at the Emirates.
Xhaka’s moment of madness almost cost Arsenal three points in their Premier League title pursuit, but a last minute Alexis Sanchez penalty saw the hosts see off Burnley 2-1.
The dismissal was Xhaka’s fifth red since the start of last season.
Granit Xhaka has been sent off twice in the Premier League for Arsenal
Granit Xhaka is not a nasty player but far too often the red mist descends and he makes reckless tackles
However, Redknapp feels the £30million summer signing can be helped by Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal team-mates to try and control his emotions.
“Granit Xhaka is not a nasty player but far too often the red mist descends and he makes reckless tackles,” Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“He was rightly sent off for a brainless two-footed lunge against Burnley yesterday and could have cost Arsenal a vital three points.
“That was Xhaka's second red card of the season for his club and he can have no complaints. You simply cannot jump into tackles with both feet off the ground.
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“Xhaka has plenty of talent but sometimes when a player lacks a little bit of pace they dive into challenges to make up ground.
“There is no reason why he cannot change but it will be up to Arsene Wenger and Xhaka's team-mates to help him channel his energy in the right way.”
Xhaka is now suspended for Arsenal’s next four matches, including their title showdown at Chelsea on February 4.
With Santi Cazorla still sidelined long-term, Wenger has been left stretched in midfield.