Granit Xhaka: Time For Xhak To Hit The Road?

What would you do about him?

  • Keep 100%

    Votes: 13 11.3%
  • Try to improve upon him, but keep if we can’t

    Votes: 34 29.6%
  • Get rid

    Votes: 68 59.1%

  • Total voters
    115

gunner4lyfe

Well-Known Member
I hope any abuse is criticism directed solely at his footballing ability and doesn't cross the line. Amen to the latter.
Maybe I should have stated my agreement to that comment like this. Maybe I wouldn't have gotten a warning from the mods. I have never abused Xhaka on here for anything apart from his severe lack of football intelligence.
 

Legend14

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And yet of you take every little "mistake" that we've made this season out of the equation we probably have an extra 10 points, which would have us sat in 4th. Games are decided by fine margins. Mistakes cost you games.
Not scoring costs us games. Attacking every mistake is a sign of a punitive mentality, not a winning one. Mistakes are made every game by every team, every player. ManCity make mistakes, but they score goals to compensate. Xhaka has made 2 this season. Let’s support players who play hard for us.
 

say yes

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Serious question then, who can we buy this summer to partner Partey?

Ideally, someone with a similar profile to Xhaka (DM, progressive passer, physically capable) without the constant mistakes.
 

CaseUteinberger

Cazorla (not Cazorla ffs)
Not scoring costs us games. Attacking every mistake is a sign of a punitive mentality, not a winning one. Mistakes are made every game by every team, every player. ManCity make mistakes, but they score goals to compensate. Xhaka has made 2 this season. Let’s support players who play hard for us.
This is just silly reasoning, don’t you see that yourself? One doesn’t have anything to do with the other.
 

RunTheTrap

In midfield with Cellabos
Serious question then, who can we buy this summer to partner Partey?

Ideally, someone with a similar profile to Xhaka (DM, progressive passer, physically capable) without the constant mistakes.
Does it have to be the same profile though? Maybe go for a more mobile and technical player like Aouar, Bennacer or a similar type of ilk
 

Mrs Bergkamp

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Maybe I should have stated my agreement to that comment like this. Maybe I wouldn't have gotten a warning from the mods. I have never abused Xhaka on here for anything apart from his severe lack of football intelligence.
Ooh. Didn't know you ran I to trouble. With Manberg previously policing this thread like Robocop, I've felt it necessary to spell some things out so as not to fall prey to strawmanning and ever moving goal posts.
 

Atlas

Well-Known Member
I’m not going to kick Switzerland’s answer to Charlie Adam when he’s down because he was on a good run of form before this but this is what you get with him. You can never rely on him to be consistently good because he simply isn’t a top class player and never will be. He’s not good enough to play for a top team that’s it.
 

Mrs Bergkamp

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Never rated the Mustafi transfer, something about his face just screamed terrible defender, but I thought Granit was gonna be amazing, thought he was gonna be our missing piece in midfield...instead he just destroyed our midfield more or less, trying to accommodate him.

"Xhaka and Pogba, the new Vieira and Keane" :facepalm:
This is the real killer. Not many will admit it but you have Luiz having to do a fair bit of playmaking and then Laca dropping in to midfield to set up an attack. We then have exhausted forwards who make lots of runs that aren't seen (Xhaka not solely at fault here). Add the slow tempo he sets allowing every opponent to form a low block and and he's a big hindrance. The midfield is what holds any team together. It's the anchor. We need to move on completely. I don't even want him as a squad option.
 

Maybe

Well-Known Member
As long as Arteta is here, I wouldn't expect any changes around Xhaka. We don't have an internal substitute for him unless AMN somehow develops and comes back as a new CM, and Azeez is too young.
 

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