• Arsenal star warns Wenger: I’ll never make this change to my playing style

    Arsenal star warns Wenger: I’ll never make this change to my playing style

    Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka insists he’ll never change the aggressive side of his game or he wouldn’t be the same player anymore.

    The Switzerland international arrived in north London this summer with the reputation of being something of a hot-head on the pitch, and he’s already picked up his first red card for the Gunners.

    Xhaka, 24, has largely impressed since moving to the Premier League this summer, despite a lack of regular starts for Arsene Wenger’s side.

    Still, he insists Arsenal knew […]

  • Wenger ‘concerned’ by Xhaka discipline

    Wenger ‘concerned’ by Xhaka discipline

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger voiced concern about midfielder Granit Xhaka’s disciplinary record, ahead of Sunday’s north London derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

     

     

    Xhaka, 24, has been sent off eight times for club and country since April 2014 and has just completed a domestic suspension for a red card in last month’s 3-2 victory over Swansea City.

    With Santi Cazorla expected to be sidelined by an Achilles injury, Xhaka is in line to face Spurs and Wenger is hopeful the Switzerland midfielder will […]

  • Xhaka must learn from mistake after red card – Wenger

    Xhaka must learn from mistake after red card – Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Granit Xhaka will have to learn not to make rash challenges after getting sent off in the 3-2 win against Swansea.

    Wenger insisted Xhaka is not a dirty player despite arriving in the Premier League with a poor disciplinary record. He earned five red cards with Borussia Moenchengladbach and was also sent off for Switzerland in September, and against the Swans he was shown a straight red card after he brought Modou Barrow down with a […]

  • Premier League tougher than Bundesliga – Arsenal’s Xhaka

    Premier League tougher than Bundesliga – Arsenal’s Xhaka

    Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka has admitted that life in the Premier League is much harder than the Bundesliga.

    Xhaka, 24, joined the Gunners from Borussia Monchengladbach for a fee in the region of £30 million in the offseason and has helped the London giants to third place in the league.

    Despite a tough start to life in England, Xhaka has no regrets over his move, and reckons he has career has moved up a notch since becoming a Gunner.

    “Physically the English […]

  • Arsenal star Ozil reveals what he loves so much about Xhaka

    Arsenal star Ozil reveals what he loves so much about Xhaka

    Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has heaped praise onto the club’s summer signings after their impressive starts to life at the Emirates Stadium.

    Currently away on international duty with Germany, Ozil was quick to praise the qualities of fellow countryman Shkodran Mustafi, who has been key to the Gunners’ improved record at the back in recent games.

    But he was particularly gushing over Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, who has become an instant fan-favourite at Arsenal for his two long-range wonder-goals with that powerful […]

  • Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka makes history on his Premier League debut…but not in a good way

    Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka makes history on his Premier League debut…but not in a good way

    It was far from a fairy tale start to Premier League life for Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka.

    The midfielder, who was left on the bench for much of his side’s 4-3 defeat to Liverpool, was thrown on as his side’s afternoon was unravelling.

    And to be fair to the Swiss international, he did make Premier League history in the 24 minutes he was on the field.

    Just not in the way he probably wanted.

    Some fans believe the 23-year-old will bring the steel which has […]

  • Arsenal are lucky Granit Xhaka chose them this summer, says Mesut Ozil

    Arsenal are lucky Granit Xhaka chose them this summer, says Mesut Ozil

    The Swiss midfielder has been Arsene Wenger’s only major signing so far, after he joined from Borussia Monchengladbach on a £110,000-a-week deal (via Adelove Sport). However Ozil admitted that he was surprised the club were able to sign him.

    “With Granit we’re all surprised and excited. We are fortunate that he chose Arsenal,” the German international told Spox (via Metro). “I already know Granit from the Bundesliga, which I follow regularly. He brings an enormous quality and even more potential.”

    Xhaka was […]