Granit Xhaka: Next Captain?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Emeryates, Oct 28, 2018.

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Which best describes your opinion of Xhaka?

  1. He's not a problem at all

    13.0%
  2. Can be an important player with the right partner/set-up

    39.5%
  3. Shouldn't be relied upon, squad player

    24.2%
  4. Not good enough for Arsenal and should be sold

    23.3%
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  1. ArsenalFever

    ArsenalFever Active Member

    Was evident last season that he was missed when he wasn't in the team, unless they could find a more influential player for the centre who could step up and perform straight away, then there's no point considering selling him, besides, I think he'll only improve as he has done.
     
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  2. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    Nope. He has got the record for errors leading to goals in the whole premier league in three years for an outfield player
     
  3. Erlis

    Erlis Only Came To See Granit Xhaka

  4. BobP

    BobP Favre Fan

  5. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    Seriously, what midfielder worth a single toss finds a way to do that, in that situation? A 70 year old piss drenched park bench dosser does better than that. It’s unexplainable.
     
  6. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    "But ... but ... but youngsters will make mistakes so we need to keep Xhaka!"

    We need to keep him at all costs. He adds stunning 3 goals per season, can't defend at all, can't run with the ball, can't dribble, but he can pass the ball to Kolasinac! Definitely worth it :D
    Oh yeah, I almost forgot that he was there to clap to fans when we got demolished in the finals. I felt much better when I saw it.
     
  7. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    TBH, I wouldn't expect that crap even from Elneny, and my opinion of Elneny is on all time low.
     
  8. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Policing Emery's English Skills

    Not consistent, prone to errors. He pulls off a great game every so often, but put him, Mustafi and Kola in the same team and you have mistakes r us. It’s not important who the manager is.
     
  9. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    A good manager won't play them ;)

    Wenger had the right idea when he wanted to move Xhaka further up in the field.
     
  10. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    Yep. Xhaka has only one of the three components that make a great passer: ball striking technique

    Cesc had the other two as well: first touch and vision. Santi to a lesser extent but still had all three.

    Only pass Xhaka sees is the diagonal to Kolasinac. Can't even remember a good through ball he's done
     
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  11. Erlis

    Erlis Only Came To See Granit Xhaka

    When Xhaka was 17 mate, he has won the world cup with his team of youngsters. Guendouzi is 20 now, at 21 Xhaka was a captain of a team Gladbach, and led his team to UCL. Keep yourself informed and don't talk non-sense.

    Bunch of clueless people.
     
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  12. Tomb Bombadil

    Tomb Bombadil Member

    I also think so. He has his faults and errors but I still think he's important for our game.

    He takes out the ball from the defense to attack. He has second most keypasses after Özil in our team and he can shoot from long range. Obviously he has his deficite in defense but his position game is good. What he lackes is disciplin. He wants to win back the ball too fast sometimes. That's why I think it can work out well with Torreira.

    Then we have Guendouzi and he should be the heir of Xhaka. See what progress he makes and maybe you can think about selling Xhaka next year.
     
  13. Alkane

    Alkane Well-Known Member

    I honestly wonder if Xhaka proponents watch anything more than match highlights and YouTube compilations.

    Yes he can strike a ball, very good at set pieces and can spread the ball nicely when given space. Like Özil, a great home game player against lower opposition who will sit back and need to be unlocked.

    Against the better teams his deficiency’s are plain to see. The guy can’t dribble, is scared to turn with the ball when facing his own goal and is horribly predictable due to how one footed he is. Any sniff of pressure and it’s a sideways or backwards pass, slows down our play massively. There’s a reason why so many teams target him, he is a clear weakness in the team. He would be a good squad option but obviously Arsenal don’t have the resources to have wages like his for a bench player.
     
  14. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    So what? I can also take someone from a French league team and say he is better than a player in premier league. Apples and oranges comparison don't you think? Keeping oneself informed is not enough. One should know how to use this information. Fact is that Xhaka ****s his trousers when he is pressed. As of now, every team knows it and they will keep doing it. Fact is that, in premier league, Xhaka concedes many goals because of errors and stupid penalties. Worst in the league during in these three years. And here you are, worshipping him.
     
  15. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Please don't feed this troll dude. @Erlis keeps responding because people keep feeding him. Posters of his quality (or severe lack thereof) should be ignored until they go away.
    Sick to death of this icon worship above the club. Start a Fecking Xhaka forum you brain dead nonce!
     
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  16. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    He takes out ball from defense to attack - He takes ages to do so before which the opponent defense is well settled in their positions.
    In any team, a player in his position will have most key passes. Again, how quickly he makes those passes is important.

    I don't like the idea of overlooking his errors. These are not "odd errors". 7 errors plus 4 penalties in 3 years is not odd occurrence. Dude has a serious problem that he is showing no signs of fixing.
     
  17. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    Yup. My mistake that. Have never been able to have a proper reasonable argument with Xhaka fans.
     
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  18. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Massive difference between a player that gets stuck in and a player who is a walking liability. He doesn't use his brain when going in.
    Agreed he isn't the major problem right now though,.
     
  19. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Because anybody who is honestly an outright Xhaka fan (above Arsenal as well) is clueless about the sport.
     
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  20. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Brutal... Just tells you all you need to know about this player. This guy has so many mistakes in him it's unreal.
     
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