Granit Xhaka has been voted as Switzerland’s Player of the Year.
In a rather inappropriately timed announcement, Granit Xhaka has been voted as Switzerland’s Player of the Year, reports the Daily Mail.
At a time where the 24-year-old would perhaps like to keep a low profile while Arsenal are currently struggling in the Premier League, the Gunners reported the news on Twitter and risked the wratch of supporters.
Congratulations, Granit – Swiss Footballer of the Year 🇨🇭 pic.twitter.com/qN0aC5g1P4
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 29, 2017
The midfielder may have been a mixed bag for Arsenal, but has evidently been impressive for his country. Xhaka has helped Switzerland claim six straight wins in their World Cup qualifying group, a run of form that has propelled them up to fourth in the FIFA World Rankings.
His form for Arsenal was also very good in the final months of last season, as he helped the team lift the FA Cup back in May. After a dodgy start to this season, Xhaka may be happy to get away for a couple of weeks and continue his good form with Switzerland.
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📸👈I am feeling so appreciated that I have won the price of the best player in Switzerland. Every kind of price make you feel good, but this time is special. Winning it by the vote of supporters is something special. You are the one who motivate me to do my best to make you proud! Thank you very much for your support! ⚓#GX29#IWILL#Nationalmannschaft#🇨🇭 @nationalteams_sfvasf
Switzerland have a chance to strengthen their grip on their group with games against Andorra and Latvia to come. They could have qualification for Russia 2018 wrapped up by the time they travel to Portugal in November.