Granit Xhaka started for Arsenal against Basel, facing not only his former side but his brother also and quietly put in another excellent display despite what the Mirror want to believe.

Leading the way with his passing stats, he was the most influential Arsenal player on the night (interestingly, his brother played the same role for Basel)

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He finished the night with the following stats:

  • Passes 104/11
  • Pass completion rate 94%
  • Balls received 101
  • Attacking third passes 13/17
  • Defensive third passes 18/18
  • Middle third passes 73/76

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  • Chances created 1
  • Back-passes 2
  • Long balls 2/4
  • Short passes 102/107
  • Forward passes 41/47
  • Backward passes 33/33
  • Square passes 30/31
  • Take ons 1/1
  • Tackles 3/5
  • Clearances 2/2
  • Headed clearances 2/2
  • Aerial duels 1/1
  • Blocked crosses 1
  • Fouls committed 4
  • Fouls suffered 1
  • Yellow cards 0
  • Red cards 0

READ MORE – The truth about Granit Xhaka’s red card record and disciplinary ‘problem’

Here are his personal highlights from the game: