That's a fair point. Xhaka was a starter though - more than 2500 minutes last season + displaced Torreira even when he was in the side. Think there are differences in the situation.As much sense as Xhaka renewing his contract after trying to leave for 2 consecutive summer windows?
That's a fair point. Xhaka was a starter though - more than 2500 minutes last season + displaced Torreira even when he was in the side. Think there are differences in the situation.
To say that Xhaka was any better than Douzi or Torreira would be a lie, but somehow he is still trusted by fans and the manager.It's not about his quality as a player. I'll leave it to BPP and others to debate how good or bad he was when he joined us. He has completely tanked since - he doesn't want to be here, he's said it clearly and publicly in the press a number of times.
Why would or should Arteta want him back in those circumstances? He can't trust him at all. I'm not criticizing Torreira for the loss of his mother or any mental health issues he's had since, but purely speaking for Arsenal's interests, we are better off with him gone. There's no way back for Torreira here now. Surely that's not a controversial viewpoint is it?
Guendouzi has a boat load more talent, but very limited tactical intelligence and discipline, and Torreira, as we feared might be the case, just doesn't the physical attributes to be a viable regular starter in the EPL - and after Emery sticking him at 10 killed his confidence, he totally lost his mojo.To say that Xhaka was any better than Douzi or Torreira would be a lie, but somehow he is still trusted by fans and the manager.
The number of times Xhaka had a mental breakdown on the pitch, his issues with the fans, and him wanting to leave is being ignored on this forum while at the same time fans abuse Torreira for being homesick (or whatever was wrong with him) or Douzi for being stupid.
If Torreira and Douzi had to leave, fine, but you don't go and beg Xhaka to stay at the same time if you apply the same rules for everyone.
Pretty much how I feel. Clearly going through something so feel bad for him but this signing has been nothing but a disaster on every level.it was awful he didnt settle and wants out on his terms.
I have sympathy for his personal issues.