Granit Xhaka: Managers Love Him! (But No One Else Does)

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Marjorie, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Was about to say Auba been up another level since being Captain
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  2. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    It means Xhaka is vice captain.
  3. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but I do think Xhaka id vice-captain again now. Last season under Arteta he was 3-4 choice.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2020
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  4. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member Trusted

    Xhaka certainly pings the ball but word to Gabriel who dealt with them all like they were nothing. Its the fear of making a mistake.
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  5. Ibadan

    Ibadan Thread Bump Police

    Xhaka is 3rd captain after Auba & Laca I think. When Laca & Xhaka have been on the pitch at the same time - Laca had the armband
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  6. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    That's the thing. Didn't happen yet this season. And that situation happened in the Carabao. Xhaka ended the game as captain despite Laca coming on.
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  7. Ibadan

    Ibadan Thread Bump Police

    good point, I'll guess we'll see
  8. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    So he can point to where the takers should kick it
  9. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    leAdErsHiP qUalItiEs
  10. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    good to see he has matured and grown into the leader role. the best thing he did was stick up for the players against the toxic section of the fanbase and gave them the middle finger. Guy stands his ground, and he is winning.
  11. musoke

    musoke Well-Known Member

    I have said it many times.
    Xhaka is like He Jordan Henderson at Liverpool.
    We fans have always made fun and not rated him. Even Fergie made fun of his body posture. Saying how his legs are awkward and the way he runs is weird. will never buy him..”. Lol
    But manager after manager that has taken over at Liverpool seem to have gotten to know the guy and trusted him.

    That is the same with Xhaka. We keep pulling our hairs out as fans asking why managers rate him. But Wenger, Emery m, Ljumberg, Arteta etc all seem to rate him. While hyped up so called world class fans favourites like like Özil are frozen out consistently.
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  12. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    He really isn’t .

    Jordan Henderson is a dynamic box to box midfielder. Xhaka is more like Lucas Leiva.
  13. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

  14. Marjorie

    Marjorie Thread Monopolizer

    Well, a chance to see how we perform without him starting today. Thread will be lively post-game whatever the outcome.
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  15. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Imagine getting benched while Elneny starts
    Then imagine what if we sign some actually good midfielders
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  16. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    No comment
  17. maxxspeed

    maxxspeed Member

    Arteta is smart, he's taking him out of the lineup because he was playing like **** for the last two matches, if only Emery had learn that lesson.
  18. Marjorie

    Marjorie Thread Monopolizer

    I was thinking the other night it was around this time last year when he was putting in some very poor performances before the clash with the fans.
  19. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    It’s rotation. Xhaka is the Swiss captain he will play every minute for them in the break.

    They play against Croatia, Spain and Germany. 3 big games for him in the space of a week!
  20. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    He could have been rested in that midweek game instead.

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