Granit Xhaka: Managers Love Him!

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

  1. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Liked the way he kept us ticking over, some good forward passes in there too...

    ...does anyone know if he's injured, or was he taken off as just a precaution as the game was already over at that point?
  2. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Literally making up stuff to argue against
    & he starts because our midfielders are crap now & the manager has no great options. You fanboys act as if he'd start for any of our good teams from the past
  3. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    Precaution. He got treated on the bench afterwards. I don't think its too serious either way, otherwise we would have heard something by now.
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  4. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    How the hell didn't Hector get a 2nd yellow for the challenge?

    He had yellow already when he fouled Auba on the left, with us losing a possible goal chance.
  5. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    Hector should have been sent off multiple times tbh, even after that Xhaka foul he went in hard.

    Not too fussed about it though, we won, there seem to be no serious injuries and every player gets a game where they just get away with anything.
  6. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    It just seems to happen more against us. That incident was a clear 2nd yellow after the Auba foul. :(

    If it was Xhaka doing that the end-result would have been obvious. This wasn't even Dean or such.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2020
  7. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member Trusted

    Think we just notice it more. He should have been sent off though, had we lost it would have been highlighted more for sure.
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  8. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

  9. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    To just name two that currently did something.

    He’s ahead of Zakaria (though of course plays with him) who’s one of the hottest midfield talents at the moment and Freuler the madlad who nearly got into the CL semis this year vs PSG. Also shaqiri is in there. (of course attacking midfield so not the same pisition but just to add)
  10. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Why are you switching the subject? I stated that imo Switzerland must be a good team to be constantly 8th-12th in FIFA rankings.

    Xhaka has been a big part of that.
  11. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    What I meant by that was that Switzerland don't have loads of good CMs he's keeping our of the team. Wasn't referring to how they've been performing
  12. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Ok. Looked like a separate statement in your text.

    Anyway, not many football national teams have Arsenal starting quality players. He is one of their stars and and now captain.

    We can take some similar example. Ndidi must not be very good because there are no players he's keeping out of Nigeria national team?
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  13. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    Apart from the fact that Auba is basically his whole national team.

    And while my post was ignored, I'll say it again. We do have several decent midfielders in the top half of the bundesliga and again Zakaria (40 Million estimated transfer value) who has just been linked to Liverpool as well as Freuler who got far into the Champions League as a starter (At Alalanta admittingly)

    Not that they are Arsenal starting material (except Zakaria who definitly is), but talking like our midfielders are crap is an absolute joke even compared to other big nations.
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  14. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    Well it's just a bit irrelevant. Him starting for Switzerland and Ndidi starting for Nigeria doesn't show they're great players. You said there must be a reason but the real reason is that they don't have many good CMs and he is a good CM.

    Overall I think Xhaka is good but not good enough for us
  15. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Well you brought this irrelevant thing up. :)

    Anyway, I have been on the Xhaka-out mindset at many times, but currently he looks very good under Arteta.

    All players really don't have to be fast, DLP's are usually quite slow.
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  16. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    No I didn't. You said there must be a reason he starts for Switzerland to which I responded. Sorry if I've misread your posts.
  17. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    This is a bit silly, but I only commented on your separate statement that Swiss national team is not a good team.
    Then it got to this other subject, where we both agree that Xhaka is a good player. The only difference being that I think he has been very good under Arteta and as so good enough for Arsenal, especially if we get more quality for midfield as options.
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  18. Keplaz

    Keplaz Well-Known Member

    Xhaka is there to stay lads. The manager rates him, and so has every manager we've had including Arsène.

    There are players who look pretty ordinary but keep getting picked because they are team players or have qualities the team needs. Not that they are similar but Heskey was that player for a long time.

    Heskey was a real donkey but he enabled Michael Owen to shine. With us we need someone who can recycle the ball based on how we play and keep the team ticking. Unless we sign someone who does the same job better Xhaka is here to stay lads.
  19. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    I feel like our midfield gets bypassed easily with him there because he's slow/stiff and a bad tackler. But he's a good player and keeps our team ticking, I can see the negatives and positives.
  20. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Can't believe someone actually bothered to make a video of that.

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