Granit Xhaka: 2019/20 Performances

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

  1. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure that’s what happening with the managers too.

    Im not a fan but he’s trying and doing well at the moment, I can’t complain.
     
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  2. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member

    Wenger had played him there a few times. Makes sense as you could play from the back with him.

    He’s too rash though, fouls too much to be playing cb everytime.
     
  3. RandomHero84

    RandomHero84 Well-Known Member

    He's in form, showing some character both on the pitch, and how he's responded to his problems.
     
  4. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    I was fearing a lot when he was switched to CB but Xhaka was MOTM last night.
    I had memories of his bad performances as a makeshift CB in Wenger era.


    As with every article by Amy, she wrote a brilliant piece of him after last night's great performance

     
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  5. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Not at all i loved his performance yesterday. If our players can show mentality like yesterday we wouldn't be 10th that what I'm frustrated about
     
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  6. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Always wondered if he would make a good long term CB, similar to Martinez at Bayern.
     
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  7. SevenOfClubs

    SevenOfClubs Member

    Well played Xhaka, need more of these performances!
     
  8. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    We played so much better with him in CB than CM, maybe that's his more natural position? You get away with being slow and immobile in CB.

    Still don't rate him tho.
     
  9. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    I am big critic of his but he stepped up yesterday and helped save our bacon. He should be praised for his performance yesterday! Well done!
     
  10. Santi's Left Foot

    Santi's Left Foot Sleeps in Theo's bed

    I think it could be an interesting experiment, he done well and didn't appear out of place at all, also we like to play from the back. Can't see it happening though.
     
  11. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Would be good ... then maybe we could put an extra midfielder in there .
     
  12. Balboa

    Balboa Well-Known Member

    With the right CB partner to make him secure (Luis/Saliba?), a quality CDM signing in front of him and a good system, work on his tackling,I can see Xhaka with his left peg competing with Sokratis, Holding, Chambers, Mustafi.

    He could be more secure in the squad as a utility player. His physical limitations at CM aren't much better than his tackling and temperament issues at CB.
     
  13. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

  14. Camus

    Camus Well-Known Member

    I actually think the biggest benefit to him playing CB yesterday was that it meant he wasn't playing CM.


    Managers love him because ability and quality aside he's an insane professional. Teachers pet if you will.
     
  15. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    People shouldn't get excited over the fact he looked good at cb, the fact he went there when we were down to 10 men meant we were playing deep which is why he looked good there as there was no room behind, if you want to see xhaka play cb in a high line you are sick in the head :lol:
     
  16. Balboa

    Balboa Well-Known Member

    Whereas, Sokratis, Mustafi & an unfit Holding in a high line is unimpeachable sanity....
     
  17. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    who the hell said that :lol: xhaka would be worse than all except the unfit holding tho
     
  18. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    Easy to criticize but I promise you would find supporting Arsenal much easier if you try to be more positive at least some of the time
     
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  19. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    I have been one of the people that has defended xhaka despite not being a fan of his :lol: even praised him yesterday just not crazy to think he could play in a high line :lol: the post I replied to was the negative post not mine ;)
     
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  20. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    He did well yesterday and showed all the concentration and determination needed to see us through. I've been critical of him and I'm still not a fan, but he deserves praise for his effort and leadership last night.
     

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