Granit Xhaka: Managers Love Him!

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

  1. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    We won, so all of us are I assume. Great performance by Elneny and Partey. Xhaka will have to get his way back in the team.

    That said, he will automatically. As I predicted there's still gonna be lots of rotation this year. Both him and Ceballos will get both chances.

    On the team performance as a whole, I'm not as happy as I should be. United had probably the worst team performance we played this year. There, I said it. Yet we only got to win it with a penalty. Not fully there yet.
  2. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Finally this bum's career is done here
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  3. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    Now we have to make sure that no one gets injured and lets him get back into PL starting lineup. Play him as much as you want in EL and cup matches.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2020
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  4. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap In midfield with Cellabos

    Bro, if I were Xhaka, I'd be on the phone to my agent for a January move. 2021 Euros coming up and Arsenal look 10 times better without him. Scary times.
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  5. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    I have no vendetta against Xhaka. He's just a very limited midfielder. He didn't play today and we did much better because of it
  6. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    One thing is for sure, this is the first time we've actually looked any good without Xhaka on the field in about three seasons. Good to not have to rely on him for any structure.
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  7. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    The midfield's job was done. They protected the defense well and created plenty of chances for the forwards. After a long time, I could see Arsenal midfield showing some urgency, instead of moving like a tanker lorry. I accept that there will be rotation as we have been stretched thin in this area and a Ceballos injury could make things difficult. Till then, we are better off keeping Xhaka for EL/ cup matches.
  8. There's no surprise that we actually played considerably better without this piece of sh1t in the team. He's a liability hopefully now arteta can finally see we don't need to build a team around this bums weaknesses. El nannys performance today should be the final nail in xhakas arsenals career (should have ended after telling us to **** off vs Palace)
  9. AberGooner

    AberGooner Well-Known Member

    Don't really feel the need of Xhaka now with Partey in midfield, reduces the amount Partey gets on the ball I feel.
    Xhaka still a good squad option to have in the meantime.
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  10. Trilly

    Trilly Full-Time Respecter Of Women Trusted

    Beginning of the end for him. Will still come in useful but I didn’t realise Partey could spray the ball around like that.

    The only thing that Xhaka had over Partey was his line breaking passes but for reasons unknown he doesn’t do those anymore. Partey does everything current Xhaka does and then some.

    Xhaka just got PS4’d.
  11. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    We didn't miss him today.

    That's the first time I can say that in a while, as the state of our midfield was so bad that he was the most crucial. I'm glad this has changed. Now he's really gotta do better.
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  12. Trilly

    Trilly Full-Time Respecter Of Women Trusted

    Will be interesting to see how he responds.

    There was a statistical piece that showed Arteta essentially made him look better by reducing his usage rate and the risks he took in possession. Not really sure what he can do to get back in without ignoring the managers instructions.
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  13. darkgunner

    darkgunner Well-Known Member

    Time to sell this guy, 15m fee would be good enough. Maybe even up to 20m, since Arteta did a good enough job at rehabilitating him to the point where he can fraud some fans into thinking he's actually good.

    When the saboteurs like him and Mustafi disappear from the team, we'll be going back to the CL regularly.
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  14. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    I think this should be the beginning of the phasing out of Xhaka. He still has a significant part to play IMO but eventually we should be replacing him.
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  15. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Xhaka didn’t play and this thread is more popular than ever. You love to see it.
  16. Trilly

    Trilly Full-Time Respecter Of Women Trusted

    The posts calling him a piece of sh*t are just bottom of the barrel stuff but this was coming tbh. Partey was always going to be a massive threat to him.
  17. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    Very encouraging that there seems to be an answer that doesn’t involve him.

    I’m not gonna get excited as he still has a big part to play but, yeah light at the end of the tunnel.
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  18. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    :lol: It must feel particularly special. Enjoy the rest of the Sunday :clap:
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  19. Riou

    Riou A-M's Resident Jobber

    Xhaka FINALLY no longer an undisputed starter...


    ...waited years for this :drool:
  20. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Wonder what'll happen to his cult of bums now that even the manager basically acknowledged that he's a bum

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