Granit Xhaka: Managers Love Him!

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

  1. Marjorie

    Marjorie Thread Monopolizer

    Granit Xhaka

  2. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Marj on a rampage with the player performance threads... I'm following you G.

    Nothing to say about this guy apart from I hope Arteta realises he's a waste of space and someone nicks his place in the side. Apart from that, I'll support him and call it as fair as I can.
  3. Macho

    Macho Has Trust Issues With Processes Trusted

  4. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    Another year of people being salty that he’s in the starting line-up and vastly underrating his contribution to the team.

    OTOH, another year of people overreacting in response to that (me among them)

    Should be a fun thread.
  5. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Our most important player. Fully expecting him to be our most capped player again.
  6. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    The ****show in here will be exciting :lol:

    I predict a 6/10 season pretty much like every season since he's been here. Important, necessary, but ultimately upgradeable.
  7. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Think he’s consistently been an 8/10 myself and one of our most important players.

    Look forward to Mikel seeing sense and giving him the armband back.
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  8. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

  9. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Not for me I'm afraid. I don't think he's been as bad as many other people like to claim, but I think 8 is generous. Maybe a 7 but no more than that. I've got time for him because he's a big character, rarely hurt and usually doesn't have terrible overall games, but he makes a lot of unnecessary errors and his flaws don't mitigate for them well enough. That said, I'm a huge fan of how Arteta's used him and he's seemingly more stable as a result so I don't expect him to be bad this season. I just don't think he'll be that great.
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  10. sdotzdot

    sdotzdot Well-Known Member

    Do you actually believe he’s been an 8/10? A player being a consistent 8/10 for 4/5 seasons at a club is extremely rare and would put them on the WC bracket. Xhaka is no where near that.

    Having said that, I expect a big season from him. We have a manager who understands how to utilise this very limited player, if we then sign someone in midfield that would further enhance it I can only expect him to improve.
  11. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Arguably been our best player since Mikel has come in and like you say he’s more consistent.

    Love the way he pulls the strings in midfield, very stable genius.
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  12. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Points Out The Obvious

    Hopefully he does some yoga or something so he’s not so stiff and immobile.
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  13. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Finally turned babyface I see:lol:
  14. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    He is the ultimate 6/10 footballer.
    Never before have I seen a player rack up so many 6/10 performances. The consistency is frightening
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  15. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

  16. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Different knock.
  17. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Points Out The Obvious

    I hope he stops passing the ball straight to the opposition, would be a great place to start.
  18. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Yet his passing stats are the best in the team (by far the highest pass per game, and a very close third in pass success with 88.1%). Source: https://www.whoscored.com/Teams/13/Show/England-Arsenal
    blaze_of_glory likes this.
  19. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    My next door neighbours 18 year old, blind, castrated staffordshire bull terrier would at least match 88% pass completion if all it had to do was role passes 10 yards backwards and square every game.
  20. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Literally saved the season 3-4 times in those highlights.
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