Tag: granit xhaka

Arsenal handed injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague clash
Arsenal FC, News

Arsenal handed injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague clash

Arsenal will be going into the Europa League quarter-final clash against Slavia Prague on Thursday with major confidence after being boosted by the return of Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka, and Bukayo Saka. The trio trained on Tuesday ahead of what could be a season-defining game for the Londoners. The three of them played no part in the 3 nil loss to Liverpool in the Premier League at the Emirates on Saturday. Xhaka missed the game due to illness while Saka and Smith Rowe were nursing hamstring and hip issues respectively. Mikel Arteta will be pleased with the return of the trio ahead of the first leg of the Europa League game against Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Thursday. READ: Home sides start on a high on day 1 of 2020/21 UCL quarterfinals However, whether the player...
Xhaka expected to remain at Arsenal
News

Xhaka expected to remain at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta expects Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka to remain at Arsenal despite being heavily linked with a move to Hertha Berlin this month. Granit Xhaka has been impressive under Arteta and was instrumental in the 2 nil win against Manchester United in the Premier League. This is a far cry to when he was booed off the pitch in a Premier League home game against Crystal Palace. Hertha Berlin are genuinely interested in the midfielder according to reports but Arteta has received assurances that Xhaka will stay put at the Emirates. "I think he will stay," Arteta said. "He was very good. I really like him. The way we want to play, if we get him on board he can be a tremendous player for the football club. "It is everything - his commitment, I like the way he is, the way he liv...
Granit Xhaka to receive counselling from Arsenal
News

Granit Xhaka to receive counselling from Arsenal

Arsenal will offer counseling and other supportive measures to club captain Granit Xhaka as talks on if he should remain as captain or not continue after he swore at home fans. It can be recalled that the 27-year-old Switzerland international cupped his ears and told supporters to f**k off as they jeered him when he was being substituted in the 2 all draw against Crystal Palace at the Emirates on Sunday. He also snubbed an attempted handshake from boss Unai Emery and took off his jersey before heading for the tunnel. Since then, reports suggest that he has held three meetings with Unai Emery, with the club prioritizing his welfare over any quick decision on his captainship of the team. It is believed that Xhaka's outburst was due to cumulative issues that have built up over time, ...
Merson – David Luiz should be named as Arsenal captain
News

Merson – David Luiz should be named as Arsenal captain

Former Arsenal star Paul Merson has insisted that former Chelsea defender David Luiz should be named as the club's new captain. Unai Emery is set to name his captains for the season after Arsenal welcome Nottingham Forest in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. Granit Xhak has been wearing the armband thus far but his performances have come under fire. Therefore, Merson has opined that David Luiz should be handed the captain's armband. In a chat with The Debate, Merson said: "The worrying thing for me is I heard the manager say he's going to have five captains, which tells me he has no idea what his team is"  "Unai Emery's been there a year-and-a-half, he's got to have five captains because he doesn't have a clue what his best team is. He hasn't got a clue. The good t...