Granit Xhaka: Managers Love Him!

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

  1. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator


    I think people are jumping the gun if you're thinking he's on his way out because of one game. He would have already been gone if Arteta hadn't gone out of his way to make sure he stayed. Mikel wants him here. I'm afraid some of you will have to be holding your nose for the next few seasons.
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  2. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Their last card was that managers start him. I believe they have now won the game of Uno.
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  3. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    It's not like he was awful he been key for mikel but mikel said he'll pick team depends on opposition. Xhaka still important player for us and nothing is over.
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  4. Tumblin'Dice

    Tumblin'Dice Hates Reddit

    We don't win that game with him not on the bench, and for that reason he's my man of the match.

    Almost had a wobble when he was stripped and ready to come on, but he sat back down and sealed the match for us.

  5. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    I agree that he’ll start more games this season. I’m not sure that it’ll be midfield without some strange tactics to keep him from having to run too much. I could see him go in the summer.
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  6. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

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  7. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    This is rude :lol:
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  8. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Will depend on how well this Elneny and Partey partnership develops. Looks very good so far. Xhaka may end up wanting to leave if his role is reduced, so there's that possibility.

    Right now I'm just happy we have a potentially very good CM partnership and my man Mo is finally getting the respect he deserves.
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  9. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    We have answered this question multiple times. When Arteta came in, he was the best of an abysmal midfield. He was always going to be regular starter in spite of his glaring weaknesses. That's why we all wanted to buy two good midfielders in the transfer window. We bought one in Partey. What we didn't expect was for Elneny to give such a comeback. Xhaka is already not promised to be starter anymore.
  10. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    If caring about this great club over a bang average player makes me a vulture then I'm all for it
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  11. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Established Member Trusted

    We’ve been bad both with and without him. It’s more to do with the players who stepped in. Guendouzi and Torreira both also struggle to get around the pitch.

    First time in a big away game we’ve had 2 aggressive, dynamic engines at the base of midfield playing quick progressive passes.
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  12. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Don't speak facts, his feelings might get hurt
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  13. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Why would I be upset with someone's random take? You seem upset at the vulture comment tbh. Apologies
  14. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap In midfield with Cellabos

    Mikel might want him here but Xhaka might feel like he needs to move. He’s 28, captain of his country and he’s effectively lost his place to Elneny and Partey. These should be the best years of his career but there’s a likelihood that he’s more of a bit part player than a vital one. Arteta hasn’t played him in midfield for the past 2 games too, surely Xhaka is wondering where his Arsenal career is going.
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  15. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Established Member Trusted

    All I ever wanted was for him not to be an automatic starter on the basis of avoiding mistakes.

    His press resistance was killing our build up play from deep.

    Now we just need to fix the front 3 situation
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  16. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Agree with this, he may want tog leave if he no longer starts regularly. We'll see what happens. Think its' still early days on that front.
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  17. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    You can just feel the pain:lol:
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  18. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    I'm happy we won? Wtf
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  19. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    1 of those he still played. If players did that on the regular because of 2 games half the league would be switching clubs every transfer window. Nor is Xhaka remotely that fickle especially if it concerns only himself.

    I mean enjoy the day and all that, but you guys get ahead of yourself a bit too much.
  20. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap In midfield with Cellabos

    Of course. It’s still early days but it’s a damning indictment for Xhaka. I think he’s been poor this season and he needs a kick up the bum. I told you, those Liverpool games really made Arteta look at him differently. He got benched for Sheffield and then Arteta has deliberately moved him out of midfield in other games. But I still value him as a squad player. He can start EL and Cup games imo.

    I’m being hyperbolic because I want to annoy Erliss, YeahBee and Manberg out of hiding.
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