Although no Arsenal player was exactly fantastic against West Brom, Granit Xhaka wasn’t as horrendous as some.

The midfielder completed the most passes out of anyone on the pitch by far (117/129) and managed to keep relative control of the centre of the park, at least in the first half.

What stood out for Xhaka during the match, however, was how James McClean’s tackle on Alexis Sanchez, which could have broken the Chilean’s ankle, was ‘worth’ a yellow when you know if Xhaka had been involved, he would have been sent straight off the pitch. All the Switzerland international has to do is breathe and he’s given a card.

Not only this, but plenty of West Brom’s fouling went unpunished.

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However, there’s still a large portion of fans who don’t rate Xhaka at all.