Granit Xhaka: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Ricardinho, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    @Trilly has suddenly decided that there's nothing wrong with any of these players and us as fans are just overreacting. He seems to have taken the role of player-defender, he might have become a Kronke shill by the looks of it.
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  2. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford


    What happened to the fresh start under Arteta? Xhaka hasn’t been a problem under Arteta so people are resorting to clips of him losing the ball that ultimately lead to nothing. Yet to see a clip of Torreira losing the ball that actually lead to the equaliser.

    We all know Xhaka’s flaws but he’s been okay under the new regime, not sure why his game is being picked apart following this latest match.

    @RacingPhoton just going to have to agree to disagree on that. He took one touch to dribble, one touch to set the ball out and one touch to pass. He took his time because he had time....why does he need to be urgent when we’re winning the game? Saying you see that kind of urgency from other midfielders is almost a straight up lie.

    It’s the execution of the pass that was wrong, **** happens.
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  3. Marjorie

    Marjorie Well-Known Member

    Cazorla had the ability to turn on a sixpence, something Xhaka unfortunately isn't blessed with.

    I'm sure we'll get a decent showing from him tonight.
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  4. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    I am not expecting much this window, and despite not being completely happy with it, I don't mind our midfield for the rest of this season being Lucas-Xhaka-Özil, wouldn't mind seeing Mikel mix it up though.

    But if that midfield starts next season, then Arteta can **** off...and this is coming from somebody who loves every beautiful hair, on his beautiful head :lol:
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  5. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    He had the time in the context of the match. He didn't have that time in the context of the pass. The way he pushed the ball, it was pretty clear what he was going to do next. Unless you are playing against some farmer team, they are players are going to try and cut the pass. Again, this is not the first time guilty of doing this. Most of his errors were down to either his mind going blank when he is pressed or his inability to execute the pass quickly which makes it easy for players to cut the pass.
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  6. Eaststander74

    Eaststander74 Jury Lite II

    Funnily enough, he also makes crazy errors when he's got time and the focus is on him as the deepest midfielder, as he did in that clip. It's as if he gets stage fright. He did it for the Swiss in that hilarious clip against Portugal?
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  7. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    Hence what I said, the execution of the pass was wrong. A simple lofted ball would have sufficed.

    Your original issue was his lack of urgency. My point being the lack of urgency was not a problem, it was the execution of a pass. Still a mistake so whatever.

    I just don't understand why the clean slate doesn't apply to him. Why are we looking at a meaningless loss of possession when Torreira lost the ball that led to the equaliser?
  8. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    This thread is a different kind of special :lol:

    People saying mistakes are ok as they didnt lead to a goal

    People acting like he isnt having brainfarts cus none of them led to a goal

    Then the haters using the fact he cant pass like cesc or turn like Cazorla as a stick to beat him with

    I dont like him but accept at the current time he is a starter, accept that all the managers seem to like him but im hoping arteta is just saying the right things as it be crazy to come in and slag players off

    Really hoping they are focusing on coaching guendouzi to really understand the game, a boy with his talent shouldnt have an issue replacing someone like xhaka but he too often plays like a sunday league player would in midfield
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  9. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Only point I agree with is the end part, if you call out one you gotta call out the other, mustafi played a shocking pass similar to the xhaka one

    There is no excuses for the passes xhaka n mustafi made, they are passes I would have made, no excuse for torreira trying that pass either as more often than not it goes to their player and then you are out of position if they quickly knock it forward
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  10. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    True. The one against Portugal looked like pure stage fright.
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  11. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant


    ...think these are all of our main midfield duos of the Emirates era, what's ya favourite?
  12. Marjorie

    Marjorie Well-Known Member

    Fab-Flam not my favourite of the lot but it was decent. I was fuming when he left for Milan just when that midfield was starting to look settled (Hleb takes some blame as well).

    Coqzorla one of my favourites for sure. Ramteta up there.
  13. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    I'm not excusing mistakes. I'm saying that players rarely complete games with 100% pass success.

    So what's the point of focusing on one loose pass that didn't even cost us? Bit pointless no?
  14. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    I don't think anyone has said players complete games with 100% pass success

    I assume people are focusing on it because it was a simple pass and one you see him fu ck up too often, the fact it has cost us in the past and will again in the future probs pi ssed people off but you will have to ask the people who you feel are focusing on that one part
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  15. Marjorie

    Marjorie Well-Known Member

    Did a great job stepping in at CB tonight.
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  16. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Captains performance today, really stepped up having to fill in at CB.
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  17. roz

    roz Well-Known Member

    So, lets talk about Xhaka. Our best CB?
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  18. Furious

    Furious Xhaka Propagandist

    Gladiator of Arsenal. Monster performance.

    Big game in sight? Call Granit.
  19. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Great performance.
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  20. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Looks decent at CB. Can't be any worse than Mustafi.
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