Category: Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka quickly becoming vital for Arsenal

There are not too many more polarizing players in the Premier League than Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka. The 26-year-old Switzerland international is often widely criticized by both Gunners fans and rival supporters. Many tend to focus on his errors leading to goal (two this season), while ignoring the plethora of other positive statistics that help his team. Yet despite this criticism, Xhaka’s importance in the Arsenal squad, as well as Switzerland, is increasing by the game. Xhaka has been sidelined for Arsenal’s last three Premier League matches. The midfielder, who is normally a mainstay in his team’s starting XI, has been ... Read more

An in-depth look at Granit Xhaka’s misunderstood game

Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka has been one of the more scrutinized players in the Premier League since he joined the Gunners in 2016. Decision making and lack of discipline from the Swiss international appear to be the biggest issues for fans around the world. Despite these supposed problems, it seems as if every manager that Xhaka has played for has rated him fairly highly. Heiko Vogel, Lucien Favre, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Vladimir Petkovic, Arsene Wenger, and now Unai Emery have all stuck by the midfielder. So why does Xhaka turn off so many fans? Looking into the numbers, the Arsenal midfielder has ... Read more

The latest transfer rumors have linked these three stars to Liverpool

Though the spotlight is currently on Shakhtar Donetsk’s 26-year old Brazilian attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira, with the Reds currently in negotiations for the £24.6 million star, here’s a look at some other potential targets Liverpool could pursue before the winter window closes in 10 days time. Target 1: Alvaro Morata (Juventus) The Telegraph reported that Liverpool are interested in a swoop for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata. The Reds have previously targeted the 23-year old Spaniard when Brendan Rodgers was in charge, battling it out with Arsenal for his signature. Signing for Juventus in 2014 for £20 million from Spanish giants ... Read more

Three possible defensive midfield options for Arsenal in the January transfer market

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger the broke news, and the hearts of Arsenal fans, on Monday by confirming defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin will be sidelined “at least two months” with a knee injury suffered during Arsenal’s disappointing 2-1 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.  Coquelin is one of the most important players in the entire Arsenal squad and has arguably been the top performer among Premier League defensive midfielders in the calendar year. As the Gunners head toward the grueling holiday period of fixtures (nine matches over the next six weeks), Wenger will have to make do with his current injury-riddled ... Read more