Granit Xhaka: Next Captain?

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


Which best describes your opinion of Xhaka?

  1. He's not a problem at all

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

  3. Shouldn't be relied upon, squad player

  4. Not good enough for Arsenal and should be sold

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  1. Gunner140

    Gunner140 Active Member

    Xhaka is not much of a left back, but he has made a formidable partnership with Torreira in the middle of the pitch.

    He is finally playing like everyone expected him to play.
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  2. uriazu

    uriazu Member

    Im usually very critic for him but he had a very good game yesterday
    Him and Torreira did excellent against a superb team and dominated for quite long periods
  3. bojed

    bojed AM Resident Joker #1 Trusted

    Finally, with a performance like that, we can sell him for £50m this coming January.

    Just kidding.

    £80m is enough.
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  4. Stannis

    Stannis Well-Known Member

    is it me or has he gotten a bit quicker as well

    was shocked when he caught up to Salah
  5. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    as Wenger would say, we need to watch the whole action, and little bit before that to really judge.
    did Xhaka just make a sprint before that, was he or the team let down by poor decision someone made,.. will look at those 2,3 minutes before the goal as I dont remember being pissed at him (I usually intercept those things and start yelling at players long before something really happens)

    that aside, top performance, pool’s press did **** nothing to Xhaka. controlled, dictated, closed down... did everything so well
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  6. TheArsenalis

    TheArsenalis Well-Known Member

    :lol::lol: i thought you couldn't improve on pace.

    Bra i thought he was snail slow but it ddnt bother me, his qualities was much more important and when shows it. Supreme stuff.

    How he caught salah. Thats an anomoly.:lol:
  7. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Short man Syndrome

    Keep proving me wrong Xhaka, Love it.
  8. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Not impossible

    Iwobi touched on different preseason and Emery talking about weight with him

    A few pounds can do wonders
  9. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Xhaka chase down and tackle of Salah i will go down in Arsenal folklore.
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  10. samshere

    samshere Why so serieuse?

    Nah, he was always reasonably fast once he got going. And it's easier to catch someone running with the ball, the sliding block also helped.
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  11. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    He's middling in the squad according to the time trials Auba leaked .
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  12. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

    Thought he had an outstanding performance yesterday, my motm. Did everything I’ve been screaming about for him to do. Tackles, tenacity, quick and progressive passing, no lapses in concentration etc. I even saw him carry the ball from deep into Liverpool’s final third once, couldn’t believe my eyes lol. He really went up a level I didn’t think he could reach yesterday, credit to him. Thought he was brilliant against Leicester and did a good job at LB the last couple matches as well.

    He still has a lot to prove imo and one great game won’t be near enough to redeem all the **** ones he’s had over the past 2 seasons. Wouldn’t be so quick to say I told you so like some posters have already in here.
  13. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    You have got to be freaking kidding me :lol:
  14. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Can't get over his performance yesterday, it was absolutely immense. The way he was pinging the ball about, passing through the lines constantly wide players in spaces out wide and in general just bossing the Liverpool midfield despite him and Lucas being outnumbered. It was honestly incredibly impressive. Not to mention his defensive contributions yesterday too especially the recovery tackle on Salah. All of a sudden an area of the pitch that was such a weakness for a long time, we know have two top players with guys like Guendouzi, AMN having huge potential in those positions too.
  15. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    He is showing me his quality and more importantly proving to me that my opinion was wrong of him, and that's partly due to Emery as well.

    We cannot play without him in the midfield, if we want to force matters.

    Brilliant player.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
  16. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    Dont think he watched the game if he's gonna say that.
  17. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    Think it was more of a subtle troll tbh
  18. Godwin1

    Godwin1 Very well-known

    Come on mate we've all made unfortunate pre-match comments :(
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
  19. Godwin1

    Godwin1 Very well-known

    Think it's the Emery effect mate, having someone who knows what they were doing next to him helps as well.
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  20. ThlRama

    ThlRama Well-Known Member

    The Emery effect is this: Some of our players are now like new signings.
    Godwin1 likes this.
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