Granit Xhaka (Out)

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by American_Gooner, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Its a pretty undersized midfield without Xhaka. I could see Lucas being the fall guy at DM.

    Just look at the City central three vs us. Quality on the ball but also some 1.80-1.90m & 70-80kg units. Get the feeling Arteta wants us to compete in every aspect.
  2. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    They just played a midfield of Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne and Gündogan. Not exactly midfield powerhouses.
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  3. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    You don't need to be 6'2 to be dominate DM look at Kante the guy so short but he powerhouse its just about getting the right system and Balance. Xhaka is 6'1 but he not strong with ball and slow
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  4. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    Quality business if true
  5. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Go all out on Willy Ndidi plz
  6. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Both Bruyne and Gündogan 180+ with that big ass / thighs & fridge torso going on. In the defensive & central positions they have a similar profile to Mourinhos first Chelsea team.

    Kante is exceptional in every aspect. Lucas could be easily upgraded game wise & physically.
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  7. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    How long have those 2 been captains, and where?
  8. Get These Hands

    Get These Hands Off of my purse !

    Just not suited to this league. He's okay when he has time and space to pick out a pass, but as soon as he's pressed he is useless.

    You can make up for being slow if you have good positional awareness and timing, unfortunately he has neither.
  9. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    England? Never heard of it.
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  10. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    I was thinking about that myself. Once Holding is fit and up to speed, he could be slotted in alongside Chambers or Sokratis. Luiz actually played very well as a defensive midfielder under Rafa and Mourinho, although his appearances there were relatively limited.
  11. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Tier 1 Height

  12. shootxhakashoot

    shootxhakashoot Özil lives rent-free in my head

    He has size in height but don't get the feeling he has much in the way of muscle. The way he often goes to ground betrays the fact that he is actually very lightweight and not prepared/able to tough it out on his feet and too slow to react as well. Not a good combination for English football.
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  13. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Wasn't Xhaka linked to Atletico and Inter in the summer? Hopefully a few other clubs come in for him to drive the price up to closer to 40m. I'm surprised Monchengladbach aren't back in.
  14. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    Xhaka acts like a leader, and has been able to trick his way into captaincy in teams that lack an actual leader with substance.

    A leader is expected to be assertive (with substance) and tough. Xhaka mistakes that for recklessness and temperament. A common mistake among many people, mind you.
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  15. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Most Well-Known Member

    In my opinion Xhaka is no leader, he had a bit of trouble with the fans (rightly or wrongly) and wants out, there has been rumours of Xhaka wanting out since the day after it happened, leaders dont just bail at first sign of trouble, especially to sign for lesser clubs.
  16. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    The only outgoing transfer I actually care about. Twits like Mustafi & Kolasinac will be shipped on by Arteta, of that I have no doubt. It's this calamitous imbecile I want shifted.

    Gift wrap & send him to Berlin with love from Arsenal & bring in a midfielder with a brain cell count greater than 7.
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  17. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    True. This is something many people don't understand. They see his upright demeanour and misunderstand that for being assertive and tough. He basically hides from the ball and trembles when someone tries to press him. There is not fight in him. Being tall and muscular doesn't make him tough. There is a mental aspect to it which he totally lacks.
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  18. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    Well it is Brexit after all. Give it 10 years, it will be the standard response in the rest of Europe.
  19. samshere

    samshere Why so serieuse?

    Hope they offer more than 20m
  20. Vantastico

    Vantastico Well-Known Member

    #Graxit. Or Xhaxit.

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