That would be perfect balanced midfield. Özil had the creativity of 2 Odegards. You balance it with Kante who can run for Özil and you put Xhaka there running slowly over all the pitch making **** tackles. A like it.Yep. Wenger wanted Kante too. Maybe the plan was to go Özil at 10 with Kante and Xhaka in the pivot. I don’t think we developed Xhaka properly. I think giving him the keys to our build was too much responsibility on him. He’s never been a deep lying playmaker and his tackling isn’t good enough to be a pure 6 (although he has improved significantly in this attribute). Dare I say, this iteration of Xhaka has annoyed me the least. However, he still sticks out like a sore thumb in some aspects and I would feel a lot more comfortable if he was on the bench than a starter. That’s just me.