Tag: Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka made the FIFA 19 Team of the Week after his performance against Newcastle.
In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Helen talk through a happy away day in Newcastle, surprising left foot finishes,...
Danny Welbeck received a 5.5 for his performance against Switzerland on Tuesday night as Granit Xhaka was hailed by Arsenal fans after an impressive performance.
Granit Xhaka admits it hurts him to hear comments from former players and people in the media questioning his ability to represent Switzerland.
Former Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz has spoken out against making Granit Xhaka captain of Switzerland, because of the Arsenal player's Albanian descent.
Vladimir Petkovic has confirmed that despite the Albanian eagle controversy and retirement reports, Stephan Lichtsteiner remains Switzerland's captain, and Granit Xhaka is his vice-captain.
Granit Xhaka has vowed to ‘never again’ celebrate for Switzerland using the Albanian eagle.
In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Anita talk through the ups, downs, howitzers and howlers of our conquering of...
Arsenal battled hard to win 3-2 against Cardiff City on Sunday, but it's starting to become apparent the central midfield pairing starting matches aren't getting results.
Former Switzerland all-time leading goalscorer Kubilay Turkyilmaz thinks Xhaka should never become a captain of the national team, but not for the reason you might think.
Against Chelsea on Saturday, we saw exactly why some Arsenal fans don't want Granit Xhaka in the team, but the match was also a great example for why the team needs him.
Losing matches is just something you have to deal with in football, but defeat to Manchester City helped to give us some insight about who should play in Arsenal's midfield trio.
Alex Miescher, the secretary general of the Swiss FA (SFV) who questioned the motivations of players with dual nationalities during the World Cup, handed in his resignation on Friday.
Valon Behrami has revealed that his immediate response to learning he'd be forced out of his national team was to call Granit Xhaka and give the Arsenal man his support.
AS Roma are considering alternative options to the signing of Steven N'Zonzi this summer, and one player catching their eye is Arsenal's Granit Xhaka, according to reports.
Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson are both in the squad to face Lazio in Stockholm on Saturday night, in Arsenal's final pre-season friendly before the real football begins next weekend.
This summer, Arsenal had 10 players participating in the World Cup, if you include new signing Lucas Torreira, so let's take a look at how they all got on.
Granit Xhaka’s nationality is once again causing problems.
A video has emerged of Granit Xhaka responding to taunts from an angry Serbia fan, after his Albanian eagle celebration earlier in the World Cup.
Granit Xhaka has hit out at the Swiss FA's Secretary General after he ‘disappointed dual citizens’ with recent comments claiming that players should have to drop their second country to represent Switzerland.
Stephan Lichtsteiner has spoken out to defend club and international teammate Granit Xhaka, after some criticism of the 25-year-old at the World Cup.
Granit Xhaka has revealed that Mikael Lustig personally apologised for his pre-match comments about the Arsenal midfielder, after Sweden's match against Switzerland on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has opened a bank account so that he can contribute to the fines picked up by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.
In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is back to talk about Jack's goodbye, hello to Bernd Leno (and maybe Lucas Torreira), and hello again to another Lucas. He also talks freebies, Albanian Eagles and a VAR-tastic World Cup.
Kosovan fans are crowdfunding to try and pay the fines of Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner, after the trio were punished by FIFA for their goal celebrations.
Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner escaped with fines after they were charged with ‘provoking the general public’ following their goal celebrations against Serbia and a complaint by the Serbian FA.
Stephan Lichtsteiner has also been charged by FIFA after he joined in with Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri’s double-headed eagle celebration.
Since his move from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2016 Granit Xhaka has split opinion but his improvement is undeniable.
Stephan Lichtsteiner has defended Granit Xhaka after the Arsenal man celebrated his Switzerland screamer with a double-headed eagle gesture aimed at the Serbian fans.
Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, and Petr Cech have all joined forces with Freedom from Torture’s campaign to mark Refugee Week that runs until 24th June.
Granit Xhaka says he doesn't care whether people think Switzerland got lucky against Brazil, insisting the final score is all that matters.
On Tuesday afternoon the first round of World Cup matches drew to a close, so let's take a look at how the Arsenal players are getting on at the tournament so far.
In this third podcast of our summer World Cup series, Anita recaps day four of the action which featured Costa Rica (Joel Campbell) v Serbia, Germany (Mesut Ozil) v Mexico (Carlos Vela), and Brazil v Switzerland (Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner).
Granit Xhaka was given a terrible rating of just 3-4 after his performance against Brazil.
Granit Xhaka signed a six-year deal with Arsenal on Friday, according to reports in his home country, where they're calling the extension 'unprecedented'.
Unai Emery has hailed Granit Xhaka as the Swiss midfielder put pen-to-paper on a new Arsenal deal.
Granit Xhaka picked up a knee injury but, despite having to be helped from the pitch, will not miss the World Cup after bone bruising was confirmed rather than ligament damage as first feared.
Granit Xhaka insists the criticism he faces with Arsenal doesn't annoy him, but he doesn't always understand why he's getting it.
Granit Xhaka was spotted crying after picking up a knee injury during a training session with Switzerland.
Kosovo manager Bernard Challandes says he doesn't have enough quality in his squad at the moment, and it would be much easier if the likes of Granit Xhaka played for them instead.
It’s nearly that time again. The 2018 World Cup is fast approaching, with the first match taking place on the 14th of June between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Arsenal gave Arsene Wenger one final win as a send off on Sunday afternoon, with a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.
Arsenal face Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday, in the final match of the season and Arsene Wenger's last game in charge of the club.
Arsenal lost yet another away match on Wednesday night, this time against Leicester City, but for once the team had a valid excuse.
Arsenal face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday, as the Premier League season draws to a close this week.
Granit Xhaka posted a heartfelt message on his Instagram page this morning, apologising to the fans for failing to win the Europa League and thanking them for their support.
Arsenal fell disappointingly short on Thursday night in Madrid, failing to match the away goal Atletico scored in North London and ending up on the end of a 1-0 defeat.
Arsenal face Atletico Madrid in Spain on Thursday, in arguably the biggest game of the season for Arsene Wenger's side.
Former Switzerland captain, Ciri Sforza, and SRF expert, Beni Huggel, have leapt to the defence of Granit Xhaka after the Arsenal midfielder was heavily criticised during the weekend’s game against Manchester United.
Emmanuel Petit thinks Granit Xhaka has a few areas to work on if he's really going to push on and become the player he can be, after the 25-year-old captained the side this weekend.
Arsenal lost 2-1 to Manchester United on Sunday, but the very young and inexperienced team can mostly hold their heads high after a fighting performance.
Arsenal face Manchester United this weekend at Old Trafford, as Arsene Wenger makes his final trip to his old rivals as manager of his current club.
Arsenal kept their impressive win going with a 4-1 win in what we discovered on Friday would be Arsene Wenger's final London derby, against West Ham.
Arsenal face West Ham United at home on Sunday, as the world reels from the news that it will be Arsene Wenger's penultimate Premier League match in North London.
Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi's futures are far from certain this summer, according to reports, as the pair are apparently failing to live up to their hype. Is that really true though?
Arsenal slipped to yet another embarrassing away defeat to opposition they should be beating easily on Sunday, as Newcastle ran out 2-1 victors at St. James Park.
Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Chambers, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Elneny, Ramsey; Aubameyang, Ozil; Lacazette.
The Premier League have rejected the introduction of VAR next season, instead opting for further testing in the cup competitions.
Arsenal face CSKA Moscow on Thursday night at the VEB Arena in Russia, with a three-goal lead and a place in the Europa League semi-final on the line.
It's time for another international break and two weeks away from club football, so to help you cope here's the fixture list for all the Arsenal players called up.
Arsenal overcame a brief comeback scare to ease past AC Milan with a 3-1 win in the second leg of their last-16 Europa League tie on Thursday.
Sven Mislintat wants Arsenal to sign players in four different positions this summer, according to reports, in what is shaping up to be a significantly busier window than last year.
Arsenal put in another good performance in their weekend victory over Watford, winning consecutive games for only the second time this calendar year.
It's fairly clear right now that Arsenal's squad is far from perfect, but which positions in particular do the club need to look at in the summer?
Arsenal finally ended their losing streak with a top team performance away at the San Siro, beating Milan 2-0 on the night.
Former Switzerland defender Stéphane Henchoz believes that Granit Xhaka's problems with Arsenal stem from the 25-year-old's lack of pace.
Taulant Xhaka wants to play alongside his brother Granit again in the future, and says he doesn't mind whether it's at Arsenal or FC Basel.
Against Brighton, Granit Xhaka made his 42nd consecutive Premier League start, raising questions about why Arsene Wenger is so insistent on playing him whatever the scenario.
Arsenal slipped to a new low over the weekend, losing a fourth consecutive match, 2-1 against newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion.
Some Arsenal fans reckon that Arsene Wenger is entirely to blame for his side's clueless performances this season but others believe the players need to start looking at themselves.
Arsenal put in a slightly improved performance against Manchester City on Thursday night, but ended with exactly the same result as at the weekend.
Arsenal slumped to a humiliating League Cup final defeat on Sunday, losing 3-0 to Manchester City, and there was hardly a single positive individual performance of note.
After Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to Östersunds FK on Thursday night, it's probably fair to say that Gooners aren't expecting much from the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
Arsenal suffered a poor 2-1 defeat to Östersunds FK on Thursday night, which was disappointing despite the aggregate result putting the club in the next round.
Arsenal want to strengthen their central defence and midfield in the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira says Arsene Wenger's trust in his players is both his biggest strength and his biggest weakness.
Arsenal have traveled to the Swedish town of Östersund this week to face their football team in the Europa League and while the players will have known it would be cold, I'm not sure they were all entirely prepared for mountains of snow.
After Arsenal's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, let's look at seven things we learned from the match.
Arsenal lost 1-0 against Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's North London derby, but they put in a terrible performance that deserved an even worse scoreline.
After last week's emphatic win against Everton, Arsenal will want to keep the good feelings going with a similar starting XI in the North London derby on Saturday.
Arsenal will be up against one of the Premier League's most prolific divers in Dele Alli on Saturday. The myth that English players don't dive...
No Arsenal player has put together more consecutive starts in the Premier League than Granit Xhaka.
Granit Xhaka says the team can finally focus on football, after all the speculation in recent months, but was that really the problem for the Gunners?
Granit Xhaka has disabled the comments on his Instagram for a second time after receiving abusive messages.
Arsene Wenger wanted to sign a defender during the January transfer window to strengthen his side's leaky defence.
Arsenal's attention has been on revamping their attack this month, but they must focus on the midfield in the summer.
Granit Xhaka says it's a big honour to play alongside Jack Wilshere, and thinks he can learn a lot from such a talented midfielder.
Granit Xhaka's winner against Chelsea saw Arsenal book their place in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, with Nacho Monreal delivering a man-of-the-match performance.
Granit Xhaka says Arsenal's style of play will suit Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and he'd happily put the days of playing against the Armenian international behind him.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Arsenal sold Francis Coquelin to Valencia, so what happened and why did Arsene Wenger seem happy to get rid of the player?
Antonio Conte has confirmed that while Eden Hazard missed out on Chelsea's FA Cup draw against Norwich with a calf problem, the Belgian returns for Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger has delivered the latest Arsenal team news ahead of the Gunners' first League Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea on Wednesday.
Jon Moss will take charge of Arsenal's FA Cup third-round clash at Nottingham Forest this weekend so let's look at his history of refereeing Gunners matches even though we all know he's one of the worst officials in the division.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles needs a chance in midfield, but may be needed at full back more on Sunday.
In his press conference ahead of the Nottingham Forest FA Cup tie, Arsene Wenger confirmed that Granit Xhaka has become the latest Arsenal player to pick up an injury.
Emmanuel Petit thinks Granit Xhaka's partnership with Jack Wilshere is holding the Englishman back from reaching his full potential at Arsenal.
In true Arsenal style, after the busy festive period and back-to-back defeats to Everton and Manchester City in December, January went rapidly downhill.
Granit Xhaka, Robert Pires and Alex Scott visited the new sensory room at the Emirates Stadium, set up for fans with disabilities so they can enjoy the game.
Arsenal someone managed to earn a point against Liverpool despite being 2-0 down at half-time but did we actually learn anything?
Eleven months after Granit Xhaka's last red card for Arsenal, the question remains if the midfielder has started to turn a corner in regard to his indiscipline. There is evidence to the contrary.
Taulant Xhaka is happy his brother is having a career abroad, but is not envious of him.
Martin Keown thinks Granit Xhaka should be worried about his position when Aaron Ramsey returns, thanks to Jack Wilshere's promising recent form.
Granit Xhaka had an excellent reputation at Borussia Mochengladbach, so how did they get the best out of him?
Picking out Arsenal's three worst players against Southampton is like peering into a bin and trying to choose which piece of rubbish is the least shiny.
Another Arsenal away game, another embarrassing display from men who earn more in a week than I probably have in my entire life.
Arsenal have made more errors leading to an opposition shot than any other team in the Premier League this season.
Granit Xhaka reflected on his first season with Arsenal, and talked about his hopes for the future, in a recent interview with Arsenal Media.
After the World Cup draw took place earlier this afternoon, we're looking at who the Arsenal players will face at the competition next summer.
Arsenal welcome Huddersfield to the Emirates on Wednesday, but Arsene Wenger may have a selection headache with one eye on Saturday's meeting with Manchester United.
Granit Xhaka has been improving the timing of his tackles according to a recent interview.
Granit Xhaka has said his mum didn't improve of him getting tattoos.
Granit Xhaka insists that Arsenal can still catch Manchester City in the title race.
Granit Xhaka has credited his father for his mental toughness.
The Arsenal fans weren't impressed with Granit Xhaka's performance against Northern Ireland.
The controversial penalty awarded to Switzerland against Northern Ireland on Thursday has proven to be massively important after a 0-0 draw in Basel on Sunday evening.
In just over a year at Arsenal, Xhaka has shown signs of being a quality midfielder, yet further improvement is needed.
Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour, reckons that Granit Xhaka needs to take a leaf out of Gilberto Silva's book when it comes to reading the game.
Granit Xhaka doesn't understand why everyone's making such a big deal about the penalty Switzerland were given against Northern Ireland on Thursday evening.
Granit Xhaka's Switzerland teammate Stephan Lichtsteiner believes that the midfielder has learned more responsibility and world class leadership skills at Arsenal.
Granit Xhaka and the rest of the Switzerland national football team experienced delays at Belfast International Airport on Friday after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing.
For the last few months, Granit Xhaka's performances for Switzerland have consistently been better than they've been for Arsenal. We're exploring why that might be.
Granit Xhaka's nickname among his Swiss teammates is "Little Einstein," because he loves science.
Granit Xhaka won’t play in many easier matches than the one he took part in against Northern Ireland on Thursday night at the National Stadium in Belfast.
Last Sunday, when Arsenal's team selection to face Manchester City was announced, there were two immediate reactions of disbelief.
George Graham believes it's now more important than ever to instil fear into players.
Rafinha's injury problems could see Arsène Wenger avoid making an approach in January, despite the recent reports linking the two.
Nine Arsenal players have been called up for their countries for their upcoming international matches.
Arsenal went to Manchester City and lost, just like we all expected them to.
No Arsenal player has covered more ground than Granit Xhaka this season.
Several Arsenal players will be in action during the international break
Jamie Redknapp thinks Arsène Wenger should use Aaron Ramsey in the same way Chelsea used Frank Lampard.
Granit Xhaka has revealed what Arsene Wenger said during his half-time talk on Saturday.
Granit Xhaka is convinced that Arsenal have answered their critics by coming back from 1-0 down to beat Swansea on Saturday.
Wenger and his players spoke of the mental strength required to do so, but what does it say that they keep falling behind in the first place?
Granit Xhaka's form this season is a concern for Arsenal.
Granit Xhaka has hailed his teammate Sead Kolasinac after the wing-back scored his first Premier League goal on Saturday.
Arsène Wenger says he told the team to play quicker and with more switches of play in the second half of the match against Swansea to try and turn the result around.
Arsene Wenger has hinted that he could drop Granit Xhaka in favour of Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Granit Xhaka again felt the ire of Arsenal supporters on Sunday, after he was blamed for losing the ball which led to Everton taking the lead.
Arsenal got over their defeat against Watford by beating Everton convincingly at Goodison Park, with a 5-2 win.
Granit Xhaka shouldn't take all the blame for Arsenal's loss to Watford last weekend, according to Thierry Henry.
Arsenal's indifferent start to the season makes them seem they aren't set up for success and may need to improve the squad in the winter transfer window. But what do they need?
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita, Paul & special guest Miloš Vukelić from @ArsenalSerbia to look back in apathy at Watford.
Danny Murphy thinks Granit Xhaka is being played in the wrong position for Arsenal, as the Swiss international doesn't show enough awareness of defensive dangers.
Nobody was impressed by Xhaka's defensive effort in stoppage time.
There'll be no World Cup for Alexis Sanchez's Chile side, while Olivier Giroud became France's seventh all-time highest goalscorer.
Hasn't the international break been so, so entertaining? Are there really any positives for Arsenal fans during this two week hiatus? Well, when you think about it, there actually are a few.
When the Gunners lost 4-0 to Liverpool just a week after yet another failure to overturn Stoke away from home it looked like the team was in for another long season.
While the fact that Granit Xhaka has already had the most touches in the Premier League this season probably won't surprise you, the second Arsenal player to get into the top 10 might.
Alex Iwobi not only scored for Nigeria on Saturday evening, he sent his country through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Granit Xhaka has chosen to wear pink boots for his next game to help raise breast cancer awareness.
In total, twelve Arsenal first-team players have been called up to represent their countries over the international break.
Picking out the three worst Arsenal players of the season so far isn't easy.
Granit Xhaka has revealed his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Switzerland's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Portugal on 10 October.
Granit Xhaka admits that some of the spending currently going on in the world of football has left him lost for words.
After Arsenal's match against Brighton the international break is underway again, just a few weeks after the last one ended. So which Arsenal players are involved, and when?
Arsenal are a team known for their passing and possession based game, so you'd expect them to be near the top of the pass accuracy rankings.
Arsenal's financial results for the last full year have been leaked on social media, showing the Gunners increasing their football turnover to £422.8m.
Granit Xhaka has praised Alexandre Lacazette for his performances and his goals at the Emirates so far, but says the Frenchman just has to do the same away from home.
Martin Keown has praised Mohamed Elneny after his showing against West Brom, calling the Arsenal midfielder a "standout" performer at the Emirates.
Despite Arsenal's 2-0 win against West Brom, supporters weren't pleased with the performance of Granit Xhaka. Many took to Twitter to beg the club to replace him with Jack Wilshere.
Charlie Nicholas believes that Jack Wilshere has more technical ability than Granit Xhaka and could still be a useful player for Arsenal.
Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal should leave midfielder Granit Xhaka out of their upcoming home games.
Arsenal's midfield came in for a lot of stick against Liverpool so it was encouraging to see Aaron Ramsey put in a man-of-the-match performance against Chelsea on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger could leave out seven first-team players for Thursday’s Europa League clash, with Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Alexandre Lacazette, Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey all missing training.
Granit Xhaka says he is rooting for his former club FC Basel to beat Manchester United when the two sides lock horns in the Champions League tonight.
Alexis Sanchez has been named in Arsenal's Europa League squad for this season, along with 41 other players.
Sead Kolasinac reveals that Granit Xhaka has helped him settle into life at Arsenal.
Three Arsenal players featured for France in their stalemate with Luxembourg, while Danny Welbeck scored for England and Mesut Ozil impressed with Germany.
Granit Xhaka admits that Arsenal didn't show up during their 4-0 thrashing at Anfield last Sunday.
In the first set of World Cup qualifiers this International break, Arsenal had nine players involved for their country, across seven teams.
Granit Xhaka has been voted as Switzerland's Player of the Year.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been forced to disable his comments on Instagram after receiving 'death threats' and a barrage of abuse from supporters.
Arsenal fans have turned on Granit Xhaka following another costly mistake, this time against Liverpool.
Piers Morgan has never been one to hold back when it comes to Arsenal and Sunday was no exception.
Arsenal legend, Gilberto Silva, is pleased with how Granit Xhaka is gradually adapting to the Premier League.
Granit Xhaka is hoping to improve on his disciplinary record this season.
Arsenal were defeated 1-0 by Stoke at thArsenal were defeated 1-0 by Stoke at the Bet365 stadium this evening, and there were some very familiar lessons.e Bet365 stadium this evening, and there were some very familiar lessons.
Granit Xhaka has told the club website that he wants to push on and improve in the coming season, as well as helping others around him to succeed.
Arsenal won their first league game of the season last Friday, despite playing a winger at left–back, a left–back at centre–back, another left–back at centre–back, and without the services of their captain, best centre midfielder and best attacker.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry feels his former side need to make adjustments to their playing style to get the best from Alexandre Lacazette.
Robbie Savage doesn't believe that Arsenal will win the Premier League with Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka in midfield.
It probably won't surprise you to find out that Granit Xhaka covered the most ground in the Premier League during the opening weekend.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes his old club can often over-play possesion, and should cut down trying to do ‘the Arsenal ball’.
Jamie Redknapp believes that Granit Xhaka needs to prove himself by having a 'big season' this term.
Ah Granit! The bad boy who isn't actually bad but a really good midfielder.
With Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal have a midfield partnership that can finally boss the game around. Recruiting a top midfielder is easier said...
New-boy Sead Kolasinac has revealed that Arsenal's strong German influence in the squad helped him quickly settle in.
There's just one month remaining in the transfer window, and Arsenal still have work to do.
Sead Kolasinac was pleased to score his first Arsenal goal against Chelsea on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger, Antonio Conte, Granit Xhaka and Petr Cech all gave interviews after Arsenal beat Chelsea 4-1 on penalties in the Community Shield.
Granit Xhaka earned the man of the match award in a metronomic display against Chelsea in the Community Shield.
On Wednesday, the Arsenal squad took part in their official photocall.
Granit Xhaka has been enjoying his life away from the football pitch since returning from his summer holiday alongside his new wife, Leonita Lekaj.
Granit Xhaka arrived in the Premier League last season with a reputation for getting himself into trouble with the ref on a regular basis.
Santi Cazorla's injury problems are reaching the stage where it's difficult to plan ahead with him in mind. Arsenal have to sign a replacement, but will they?
Arsenal goalkeepers Petr Cech and Emi Martinez both shone in Wednesday's win over Bayern Munich.
Arsenal have kicked off their pre-season tour with a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo.
Santi Cazorla's injury problems are reaching the stage where it's difficult to plan ahead with him in mind. Arsenal have to sign a replacement, but will they?
The £52m transfer of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon to Arsenal is a record deal for both clubs.
Amid talk of Arsenal signing a new central midfielder, we take a look at the prospects of Francis Coquelin.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been spending some of his time on holiday to practice table-tennis skills.
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita to talk French strikers, goalies and shopping with Mourinho, as well as Willock, Weddings, Wilshere and Walcott's futures, and West Ham.
The Arsenal players have been taking some much-needed down-time ahead of their pre-season Australian tour in July.
Arsenal are on alert as contract talks between Blaise Matuidi and PSG have stalled.
Big congratulations are in order for Granit Xhaka and his girlfriend, Leonita Lekaj, after they got engaged this week.
AS Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko, a player Arsenal were reportedly keen on last season, is on the verge of joining Chelsea this summer.
Jack Wilshere’s migration south last year was supposed to resurrect his fledgling career. But after proving fitness wasn’t an issue, it was his form that hindered his appearances at Bournemouth.
With the season over and clubs strengthening their respective sides in preparation for next term, Jon Toral is a player with plenty of questions to be answered in the coming months.
In the past, Arsenal have not always been punctual with their transfer dealings but this year they need to change that
With so many Arsenal players potentially away on international duty, we took a look at the matches you should keep an eye out for this summer.
A flop. Overpriced, over-rated and underwhelming - how did Granit Xhaka really do in his first season at Arsenal?
After missing out on Champions League qualification, Arsenal have a very important transfer window ahead. We've already been linked with several players, but which areas of the team should be reinforced this summer?
Arsenal have been heavily criticised in recent years for a lack of big moves in the transfer market. Perhaps it's not much of a surprise then, that eight of their top 10 all-time most expensive signings have been completed in the last five seasons.
Granit Xhaka has revealed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the first Arsenal player to welcome him following his £35m move from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer.
Mario Lemina has confirmed he has received an offer from Arsenal as he looks to leave Juventus.
Granit Xhaka has spoken to German press about his time at Arsenal and the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
And so the summer transfer window takes another twist as rumours emerge that Fabregas could potentially re-join Arsenal.
Four first-team players were in action for their respective countries on international duty, while some Ladies also featured during international friendlies.
Granit Xhaka spoke to Blick about the recent terror attacks in London, Wenger's new contract and red cards.
Granit Xhaka arrived at Arsenal almost a year ago and instantly made himself a fan favourite with his thunderbolts and a target for referees because of the press agenda against him.
With the 2016/17 season having come to a close, it's time to look at which Arsenal players were the most influential over the course of the campaign, as well as those who left a lot to be desired.
Two Arsenal players were in action for their countries on Thursday. Here's how they got on:
From ball-winners like Francis Coquelin, to creative playmakers such as Mesut Ozil, to goalscoring midfielders like Aaron Ramsey and industrious box-to-box players such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arsenal are blessed with a lot of options in the engine room.
2016/17 was certainly an odd season.
Arsène Wenger spent almost £100m on transfers last summer and with the campaign finally over, it's time to rate his acquisitions.
After securing an unlikely victory over Chelsea to win this season's FA Cup trophy, it's time to reflect on an eventful year for Arsenal's first-team squad.
After Aaron Ramsey's winning header in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, I'm finding it difficult not to name that as goal of the season five times.
Granit Xhaka has said that his father's struggle for freedom in Kosovo has spurred him on to be the best player possible.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to return to full training this week, as he aims to prove his match fitness and earn a starting berth with the FA Cup Final up against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.
Granit Xhaka has completed the second most passes in the Premier League this season.
Mesut Özil and Granit Xhaka evidently didn’t read the script that Tuesday night’s home win over Sunderland was to be an end of season dead rubber played at walking pace by both sides.
According to an article on Goal this past weekend, Granit Xhaka is finally starting to look like the player that Arsenal signed for £30m last summer.
Since he arrived at Arsenal, Granit Xhaka has received nothing but criticism from large sections of the media no matter what he does.
Arsene Wenger has called Granit Xhaka a ‘success’ after adapting to the Premier League, life in a new country against a media backdrop that has given him zero room for error.
Arsenal remain fifth in the Injury League table, with Southampton, who they face in the league on Wednesday night, just below them in sixth.
After a morale-boosting win over Manchester United on Sunday, it's important for Arsenal to continue winning.
Granit Xhaka arrived in the Premier League this season with a reputation for getting himself into trouble with the ref on a regular basis.
Granit Xhaka arrived in the Premier League this season with a reputation for getting himself into trouble with the ref on a regular basis. There’s...
Granit Xhaka has defended himself after a topsy-turvy first season in the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger met with the press ahead of Arsenal's game at Southampton on Wednesday night.
Arsenal’s midfield outshone their United counterparts and provided the perfect platform for Sunday's 2-0 win, which leaves Jose Mourinho still searching for his first league win at the Emirates and first win in any competition against a current Top 6 side since November 2014.
Graeme Souness recently demonstrated the media's bias towards Granit Xhaka perfectly.
Arsenal’s midfield outshone their United counterparts and provided the perfect platform for Sunday's 2-0 win, which leaves Jose Mourinho still searching for his first...
Once again, Granit Xhaka was one of Arsenal's best performers against Manchester United and scored a vital goal during our 2-0 win.
Arsene Wenger delivered the latest team news on Thursday morning ahead of Arsenal's clash against Manchester United and, as usual with the Football Gods, they giveth with one hand and taketh away with the other.
Arsene Wenger met with the press ahead of Arsenal's game against Manchester United on Sunday.
There are two schools of thought regarding Arsenal’s formation switch ahead of Monday night’s 2-1 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside.
Alexis Sanchez, a random fan, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, and more all feature in this week's top 10 pictures from the recent set of matches.
After a forgettable 3-0 away defeat against Crystal Palace last Monday, Arsenal will be looking to atone for their errors in another away fixture - against Steve Agnew's inconsistent Middlesbrough side.
It was a much better week for Arsenal this week than over recent times. So let's take a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of Arsenal...
Arsenal took home all three points against West Ham, ending a run of games in which they played like a bunch of idiots.
Granit Xhaka was once again Arsenal's stand-out passmaster against West Ham on Wednesday night.
The best that can be said about the weekend's game is that it stopped the losing run.
Whatever is going on behind the scenes, Arsenal need to announce the outcome as an ever increasing matter of urgency, because until then the fans,...
Francis Coquelin and Granit Xhaka in midfield just doesn't seem to be working.
We already know that Granit Xhaka is on Bayern Munich’s wishlist but now it seems they’d quite fancy Alexis Sanchez as well.
A look at the best 10 pictures from the world of international football over the past week.
A look at some of the main Arsenal quotes from this week.
Granit Xhaka has been a chatty boy while away with the Switzerland national team, giving a number of revealing interviews on his racist allegations, Arsene Wenger, pundits and his red cards.
Given Granit Xhaka's reputation for being a dirty player, it may surprise opposition fans to learn that Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Spurs' Dele Alli have actually picked up more yellow cards this season.
While away with the Switzerland national team, Granit Xhaka has spoken about what the expectations are like at Arsenal and revealed that he feared Arsene Wenger could have kicked him out of the team after his second red.
Granit Xhaka is convinced that Arsene Wenger will remain at Arsenal although he says he has no information on the situation.
Granit Xhaka has been speaking to the press while away on international duty with Switzerland this week and admitted he's not happy with how Premier League referees have been treating him.
Granit Xhaka has given an interview with Der Bund and has explained what happened when he was questioned by police for an alleged racist comment.
Granit Xhaka has said that the criticism he receives in England doesn’t bother him at all before highlighting a little bit that does.
Granit Xhaka believes that Arsenal are not too far away from Bayern Munich despite losing 10-2 to them this season in the Champions League and he's heard nothing from them about their rumoured interest.
Charlie Nicholas believes that Arsenal should sell David Ospina, Francis Coqouelin AND Granit Xhaka this summer.
Although no Arsenal player was exactly fantastic against West Brom, Granit Xhaka wasn't as horrendous as some.
As ball after ball fell in the centre of midfield, I watched helplessly as the likes of Lallana, Can, and even Firmino seized them for Liverpool. Where were Arsenal's ball winners?
Granit Xhaka picked up his eighth yellow card of the season against Lincoln.
Ottmar Hitzfeld believes that Bayern Munich are watching Granit Xhaka and that the midfielder is a 'topic' of conversation for top clubs.
How Santi Cazorla masked Arsenal's problems for years
Former Switzerland midfielder, Mario Cantaluppi, reckons that Granit Xhaka isn't a dirty player, he's just hard.
Love is in the air at London Colney but which Arsenal players are forming great partnerships?
Bayern Munich look like they could well be without Xabi Alonso after the midfielder picked up a knee injury in training on Monday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka and Hector Bellerin got totally schooled by a 17-year-old female freestyler as part of a nutmeg challenge in partnership with Citroën.
Another game, another bizarre, soul-destroying performance from Arsenal at the Emirates.
There have been approximately 1.5 million articles written about Granit Xhaka in the last 96 hours (that number is courtesy of The White House) and this is one more to go on the pile that is adding up almost as quickly as there are reasons to loathe Piers Morgan.
Former Spurs boss, Harry Redknapp, has leveled some pretty harsh criticism at Arsene Wenger and Granit Xhaka following both of their performances during the Burnley match last weekend.
Arsene Wenger spoke more about Granit Xhaka's red card against Burnley ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup clash against Southampton.
Arsenal's dramatic win at home to Burnley on Sunday was underscored by huge controversy.
On Sunday, Granit Xhaka picked up his second red card of the season against Burnley.
Granit Xhaka was questioned by police over an alleged incident at Heathrow on Monday evening but was released without charge.
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Anita review the Burnley game and ponder Xhaka's penchant for a two-footed lunge.
Did Arsenal show their fabled 'mental strength' for real this weekend?
Tottenham dominate the top ten of players who play the longest balls with Liverpool the second-most represented team.
Immediately after Granit Xhaka’s red card against Burnley, which will see him serve a 4-game ban, a host of stats started flying round about how many games and red cards he’s had over the past two or three seasons.
Arsenal managed to beat Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates on Sunday but it was far from a straight forward win.
Granit Xhaka has taken to social media to admit he was 'disappointed' with the red card he picked up against Burnley.
Granit Xhaka will now serve a four-game ban after his second straight red of the season, so what games will he miss?
Arsene Wenger told reporters after the game that Burnley's Ashley Barnes should have been sent off for kicking Laurent Koscielny’s face.
Arsenal beat Burnley despite being reduced to 10 men, but that was only half the story...
Granit Xhaka believes that Alexis Sanchez can be a 'good role' model for younger players while warning against complacency against Burnley on Sunday.
There were two main takeaways for Arsenal to mull upon after a comfortable 4-0 win at hapless Swansea last weekend.
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita to discuss the win at Swansea and the burgeoning...
An Alexis Sanchez strop can't mask a good weekend for Arsenal.
Having scored six goals and created four assists for Arsenal this term, plenty of questions are being raised about why Lucas Perez has yet to be rewarded with an extended run-in the first-team.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Petr Cech and Granit Xhaka all took on Cooper Tire Europe’s Football Darts challenge.
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita to discuss the performances at Bournemouth and Hull, and...
Granit Xhaka arrived here with a red card rep so strong that Jon Moss even invented a new rule just to send him off, but he has no plans to change anytime soon.
Granit Xhaka has told Four Four Two that he hears the Arsenal fans calling for him to shoot every time he gets the ball.
What did Arsenal learn from their rather embarrassing loss way to Bournemouth?
West Ham are reportedly chasing Granit Xhaka's older brother, Taulant.
December was not a great month but it’s easy to forget the big wins we had at the start of the month, overshadowed by the performances and results than came in the latter half.
Arsenal made five signings in 2016 but which was the best?
With 2016 coming to an end, we look back at some of the highlights from the year.
Who sets the tempo of Arsenal’s play?
Granit Xhaka shared a picture of himself and brother, Taulant, playing FIFA this week.
Granit Xhaka recently looked back over 2016, starting at Borussia Mönchengladbach and ending with Arsenal.
Granit Xhaka returned to his former club, Borussia Monchengladbach, this week in order to properly say goodbye.
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew is joined by Paul and Helen to dissect a dispiriting week, discuss Ozil...
'Tis the season to be...fed up? As the nights draw in ever earlier and the days get ever grey-er, Arsenal's title challenge has wilted badly...
Granit Xhaka says even the 'dence fog' over Manchester yesterday (Saturday) wasn't enough to put him off preparing for the big match on Sunday.
Despite Arsenal losing against Everton 2-1 on Tuesday night, Granit Xhaka was still the passmaster, completing the most passes out of anyone on the pitch.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Granit Xhaka both took to social media following Arsenal's 3-1 win over Stoke on Saturday.
It may not surprise you to learn that Granit Xhaka completed the most passes out of any other player on the pitch during Arsenal v Stoke.
In the 29th minute Stoke got awarded a penalty by referee, Lee Mason, but should it have been given?
The enduring memory of Tuesday night’s triumphant trip to Basel will be the scintillatingly slick move for Lucas Perez’s second goal but it should also be of the Xhaka-Ramsey partnership
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.
A comfortable 4-1 victory over Basel means Arsenal beat PSG to the top of our Champions League group table but what else did we learn?
Alexis Sanchez has been included in Garth Crook's BBC Team of the Week but there was no space for Granit Xhaka in the midfield.
Granit Xhaka finished Sunday's game with some impressive stats.
Granit Xhaka finally got a start for Arsenal and he used it to run, pass, tackle, and recover the ball more than any other player.
This is it, this is going to be the weekend when Granit Xhaka finally gets a start for Arsenal.
Xhaka was heralded as the saviour of a central midfield that seemed to be our biggest weakness, so why isn't he starting games?
Arsene Wenger has suggested that the reason Granit Xhaka isn't getting more game time is because he's not quite fit enough.
In the last two games, Arsenal have shown that they have the strongest squad in the Premier League, and that they have two distinct formulas available to them that they can use can get results in almost any circumstance but Granit Xhaka is the key
Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka could be a formidable midfield pairing for Arsenal, here's why
Arsene Wenger explained his team selection after his side’s draw with Manchester United, stating that he picked his team based on ‘experience and fight’.
With the international break in full swing, we take a look at the first-team players (including those out on-loan) who were called up to their respective countries in recent days.
Granit Xhaka has been pictured with quite literally a massive weight on his shoulders.
Former Spurs midfielder, Jermaine Jenas, had some tough words for Arsenal in his column following our 1-1 draw against our north London rivals.
We're now into the third international break of a season that isn't even three months old, so who will be going where and for what?
Yes, yes, I know, I’m only whinging about the referee because we didn’t win.
We may not have got the result that we wanted – nor the performance, but a couple of Arsenal players demonstrated some skills to show us they haven’t totally forgotten how to football now it's November.
Switzerland's national team's manager, Vladimir Petkovic, has spoken about Granit Xhaka's recent red card for Arsenal, revealing that he hopes the midfielder learns from it
Sunday will give Granit Xhaka the first taste of a north London derby and we have to ask – will he be able to keep himself on the pitch for 90 minutes?
Matthew is joined on our Arsenal podcast this week by Helen and Anita to discuss Xhaka's ban, the Ludogorets goal-fest, the opposite vs Middlesbrough and look forward to the League Cup
When you win and score six, it's easy to think that everything is rosy and that decisions which were questioned before kickoff didn't, ultimately matter.
Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin completed the most passes during Arsenal's 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough but, even so, the Gunners missed Santi Cazorla and Granit Xhaka massively.
Jon Moss, who sent Granit Xhaka off for what the footballing universe generally agrees was a yellow card offence, has been demoted to League One this weekend, a common way of PGMOL punishing a ref for a mistake without admitting any liability.
Arsene Wenger once again spoke about Granit Xhaka's red card that he was given against Swansea at the weekend, pointing out that Arsenal are not responsible for what happened before he arrived.
Matthew and Sylvain celebrate Theo's poaching instincts, try to get their heads round Xhaka's red card and celebrate Arsenal Ladies' new superstar signing. Enjoy in...
South Wales' finest once again gave Arsenal a scare in our own back yard.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain claims that the straight red card that Jonathan Moss produced for Granit Xhaka on Saturday was absolutely correct.
Calum Chambers started for Middlesbrough as they lost to Watford on Sunday afternoon but the big talking point was the way the referee handled a situation that was quite similar to the one which saw Jon Moss send Granit Xhaka off against Swansea.
The majority of people who have seen Granit Xhaka’s red card against Swansea agree that it should have been a yellow, so did Jon Moss get his rules mixed up?
In his post-match press conference, Arsène Wenger confirmed that Arsenal will not appeal Granit Xhaka's contentious sending off, and he will speak to the player.
Was Jon Moss right to send off Granit Xhaka?
Back in 2015, Petr Cech, Olivier Giroud, Francis Coquelin, Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy all sneaked up on unsuspecting young Arsenal fans in the new kit as a 'surprise'... well we've been at it again.
Even though he's only made six Premier League appearances for Arsenal so far, Granit Xhaka is already adamant that English football is physically harder than the Bundesliga.
My icy Gooner heart is already feeling about 76x bigger now that Granit Xhaka has referred to Arsenal as his 'home'... it doesn't take much.
Granit Xhaka's full Twitter Takeover video in which the midfielder reveals which former Gunner he looks up to is up on Arsenal's official YouTube channel.
Granit Xhaka captained Switzerland for the first time during his country's 2-1 win over Andorra on Monday night.
Granit Xhaka won Arsenal's Goal of the Month for his long-range net-rattler against Hull and he claims he's proud of the nickname he's earned as a result.
It's that guy again, Ricardo Rodriguez, creeping into Granit Xhaka's social media pictures.
Theo Walcott, Arsene Wenger and Granit Xhaka are all up for awards for September.
New boy, Granit Xhaka, has been speaking to Sky Sports about his time at Arsenal so far.
Playing against your brother is just like waiting for a bus - nothing for ages and then two in the space of a few months.
Granit Xhaka got a start against Basel in the Champions League in light of Francis Coquelin's injury and the Swiss set about impressing against his old side.
In the first of his regular post-match tactics pieces, Amrit Rae explains why it's taken so long to integrate Granit Xhaka at Arsenal
Granit Xhaka's older brother, Taulant, says that facing Arsenal with Basel will be a childhood dream come true.
Arsenal's 3-0 battering of Chelsea at the weekend was as welcome as it was overdue. However, the nature of it has presented Arsène Wenger with a minor conundrum. Namely, just where will Aaron Ramsey fit in when he returns from injury?
Mesut Ozil has already taken to Twitter to share a selfie of himself, Granit Xhaka, Lucas and Shkodran Mustafi in the dressing room at the Emirates, celebrating a brilliant win over Chelsea.
Mesut Ozil has been speaking to the Arsenal programme ahead of the Chelsea game, and praised two of the new boys, Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka.
Santi Cazorla casually stormed Copa90's five shot challenge, while Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka... well, you'll see.
Granit Xhaka had a go at recreating Dejan Stankovic's Champions League goal for Inter Milan.
It is a thankless task writing about football, or any sport come to that.
Jeff Reine-Adelaide was handed a start in Arsenal’s League Cup side as they thrashed Nottingham Forest 4-0 on Tuesday night while Granit Xhaka delivered another thunderba**ard for the second game in a row.
Arsenal spanked four past Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night, the first time they’d scored four in back-to-back games since 2015, so what did we learn?
Arsenal’s comprehensive win over Nottingham Forest wasn’t on TV in the UK because, you know, morons. Here are all the goals.
Arsenal’s League Cup side of 2016 won comfortably against Arsenal’s League Cup side of 2010 to progress to the next round of the sponsorless cup.
Shkodran Mustafi congratulated Granit Xhaka on his goal on Saturday against Hull City.
Granit Xhaka arrived in the Premier League in style on Saturday against Hull as he spanked home a belter after coming on as a second half sub and it's a goal he will never forget
Since his big-money switch from Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer, the talented Swiss international has only started two matches this season (Leicester and Watford, both away) - leading to questions as to whether there's a specific reason why he's constantly featuring off the bench.
Granit Xhaka is hoping that his thunderbolt against Hull will be the first of many as he looks to ingratiate himself with the Arsenal faithful.
Francis Coquelin said he was "screaming at Granit to shoot" in the seconds leading up to the Swiss midfielder's excellent strike from distance against Mike Phelan's side on Saturday.
Arsenal fans are beginning to fret at the news that Arsene Wenger could stick with Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla in midfield against Hull on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger admits that he prefers Granit Xhaka as a box-to-box midfielder.
Now that the chaos of the transfer window is behind us, and Arsenal have played a couple of games will all of our new players available for selection, what can we ascertain from both the starting XIs that were picked and how they were deployed tactically?
Did you know Shkodran Mustafi used to be a striker, that Arsenal were supposed to sign Adrien Rabiot or that you can't appeal yellow cards? Then read on.
Granit Xhaka revealed to Arsenal Magazine that at Borussia Mönchengladbach, he put too much pressure on himself and he doesn't want to repeat that now.
During Granit Xhaka's 'Twitter takeover' the midfielder revealed just how proud he is to play for a club like Arsenal.
Granit Xhaka has praised Arsenal's passionate draw against PSG on Tuesday night.
Arsene Wenger met with the press on Friday morning and they tried to get him to criticise Granit Xhaka after the midfielder was sent off for Switzerland against Portugal.
Granit Xhaka’s father, Ragip, has demanded an apology for his son after he was called a ‘traitor’ for not opting to play for Switzerland.
Granit Xhaka has returned to Arsenal safe in the knowledge that his red card for Switzerland means that instead of heading on international duty next month, he'll be able to have a holiday.
There wasn’t much going on on Wednesday as we enter the tail end of the interlull but much of what did happen involved Granit Xhaka who seems like he’s going to be a headline-making machine all by himself.
FIFA have issued a statement clarifying the situation of players who wanted to play for Kosovo but had represented other nations and it has proven Granit Xhaka right in his assertion that they’ve blocked him from changing.
Granit Xhaka thanked fans for their support after Switzerland beat Portugal 2-0 on Tuesday night in a match which saw the Arsenal man pick up another red card.
Granit Xhaka picked up another red card (two yellows) for his country as Switzerland beat Portugal 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Granit Xhaka has picked up another red card during Switzerland's 2-0 triumph over Portugal.
The interlull is still in full swing but there's still a few bits of news wafting around here and there.
The CIES Football Observatory have ranked Granit Xhaka’s sale to Arsenal as the fifth best of the summer meaning Arsenal paid a lot more than they should have for him given his current market value.
Currently on international duty with Switzerland, some of Granit Xhaka’s teammates were asked to complete the following sentence – ‘Granit is a…’
Granit Xhaka has admitted that he is taking English lessons because he understands ‘nothing at all’ when people talk.
Granit Xhaka has admitted that when Arsene Wenger first phoned him he was worried that it was his friend playing a trick on him and hung up.
Saturday was one of the quietest days we've had for a while - I blame the interlull + close of the transfer window.
Granit Xhaka seems to be a big fan of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez and insists that he can learn from them while at Arsenal.
The Arsenal squad set to face PSG on the 13th of September has been announced and there are a couple of - sort of - surprises.
Granit Xhaka is basically a magician and this video proves it.
Since leaving Arsenal on international duty, Granit Xhaka has done a lot of talking to the press.
Granit Xhaka has been speaking to the press in Switzerland while on international duty and has revealed that he hasn’t spoken much to Arsene Wenger since he signed for the club earlier in the summer but seems blown away by everything.
At this point you have to feel a little sorry for Granit Xhaka, as every time he opens his mouth about his international situation, he seems to annoy someone else.
You can definitely tell that transfer deadline day is just around the corner.
Stephen is joined by Helen and Anita to discuss the weekend win over Watford, Arsenal's imminent new signings, and reflect on a week without any bad news.
Currently on international duty with Switzerland, it seems as if Granit Xhaka has issued a statement saying he will do whatever he can to get to play for Kosovo.
Granit Xhaka’s father, Ragip, has hit out at people calling his son a ‘traitor’ for not switching from Switzerland to Kosovo.
Here’s a round up of the Arsenal-related bits and pieces that we came across yesterday but didn’t have the time (or people-power) to cover fully.
One of the main criticisms levelled at Theo Walcott is that he doesn’t work hard enough unless he’s due a new contract, but is he working to change that?
Arsene Wenger has drawn comparisons between Arsenal new boy, Granit Xhaka, and midfield legend, Emmanuel Petit.
Get your exclusive Granit Xhaka Arsenal wallpaper here
Alex Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka were absolutely brilliant during Arsenal's first win of the season against Watford.
Granit Xhaka announced himself to the watching world on Saturday when he displayed his vast, precise and incisive range of passing, his ability to read the game, position himself for maximum effect and generally act like the midfielder we've been crying about needing for around 10 years.
Granit Xhaka is looking forward to facing his brother, Taulant, when Arsenal face Basel in the Champions League.
Arsene Wenger recently described new boy Granit Xhaka as a leader and now the man himself also claims this.
The Swiss midfielder got his first start for the Arsenal and did not disappoint.
Granit Xhaka is one of a number of big name players who have been invited to play for Kosovo after they were finally granted FIFA status in May this year.
Monday was all about the fall-out from Arsenal's 4-3 loss against Liverpool.
Following our 4-3 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Sunday, Arsene Wenger admitted that Granit Xhaka needs more time and perhaps he pushed Aaron Ramsey when he shouldn't.
To Arsenal fans' surprise, Granit Xhaka didn't start against Liverpool but when he came on with 24 minutes left to play, he made his mark on the game.
Thursday's headlines were dominated by the news that Shkodran Mustafi's agent confirmed an agreement between his client and Arsenal but other stuff happened to, believe it or not.
Granit Xhaka recently sang Mesut Ozil's praises, claiming that he can't wait to play alongside him and that the playmaker is the best no.10 in the world.
Despite only signing for us weeks ago, Granit Xhaka has slotted into the Arsenal team as if he was always meant to be there.
With all the transfer doom and gloom surrounding Arsenal at the moment, it's easy to lose sight of reasons that we should actually get pretty excited about the new Premier League season starting on Saturday (Sunday for us).
When a video of Granit Xhaka singing his Arsenal initiation song appeared on the internet, it was awful. Here's what it is all about.
Alex Iwobi what once again fantastic during Arsenal's 3-2 win over Manchester City.
According to someone who was actually at the recent Arsenal training session, Alexis Sanchez is playing as a makeshift striker.
Arsene Wenger has ridden in on his white horse and delivered the news that we've all been waiting for... no, not THAT news, we haven't signed a striker yet, but Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka are all fit and set to play against Manchester City.
New midfielder, Granit Xhaka, hailed his new Arsenal teammates recently, claiming that they're fun but also serious when they have to be.
Granit Xhaka has been named in WhoScored.com's top XI newcomers this summer after signing for Arsenal.
Yes. I am one of those weirdo's that stayed up to watch a 3-1 win in a meaningless pre-season friendly that didn't finish until 4am UK time. And it was worth it.
Granit Xhaka has denied ever speaking to Liverpool or Jurgen Klopp about a potential move to Anfield despite wide press coverage claiming he was their ‘number one target.’
On Friday, we beat the MLS All-Stars, Wenger confirmed we'd be signing a new attacking option and we dug into the latest with the Mahrez and Mustafi rumours.
Arsene Wenger has hailed his two new signings, Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding, following Arsenal's pre-season win over the MLS All-Stars.
As Stephen Bradley already wrote this morning, we shouldn't read too much into what was partly an exhibition game for the MLS and partly an exercise in developing match fitness for Arsenal.
It was an okay game with an okay result with Granit Xhaka integrating into the team straight away and others not showing up.
As you probably know, it is a tradition at most football clubs that the new boy has to get up on a chair and sing a song in front of his teammates.
Jens Lehmann has issued a warning to new signing Granit Xhaka.
With Arsenal set to face RC Lens on Friday, there was news and gossip a-plenty floating around on Thursday.
A mixture of Arsenal players, senior and youth, trained ahead of our Friday clash with French club, RC Lens. So, who will get the nod to start?
Arsene Wenger hailed Granit Xhaka's ability in just about every area of the pitch and, coincidentally, the Switzerland international rocked up at London Colney smiling from ear-to-ear.
With no actual football to talk about, real news is still very hard to come by out there. Over the course of the past 24...
Francis Coquelin has been the latest to sing the praises of Arsenal new boy, Granit Xhaka, as he reveals it will be the ‘details’ that make the difference next season.
Per Mertesacker can’t wait to help Granit Xhaka fulfil his potential at Arsenal, claiming it will be a ‘joy’ to help him.
For many Arsenal fans, the summer transfer window is like an establishing shot from a Clint Eastwood western.
Well, here we are, another Arsenal-less weekend with nothing much but nonsense to discuss.
Granit Xhaka has revealed that he joined Arsenal because ‘they’re the best team in the world’.
So; the summer's international tournament has concluded, with Portugal playing Greece to France's Portugal. Some reputations have been enhanced and others, particularly managers, have been...
Everywhere you look, there are Gooners panicking about our 'lack' of transfer activity.
With silly season in full swing and the Twitter keyboard warriors in fine voice, there are some key things we need to keep in mind if we're going to get through this summer without attacking each other: transfers do fail and it's not always Arsenal's fault.
Daily Cannon spent Monday basking in the ambiance of Alexis Sanchez's Copa America win with Chile, as well as sifting through the usual gossip.
Granit Xhaka finally had a chance to visit the Emirates as an Arsenal player for the first time on Monday.
Despite both Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil putting in a decent shift during the Euros so far, they also have something else in common: they've both missed penalties.
Before I start this I’m going to be honest – I couldn’t have cared less about what was going on in the world of...
Granit Xhaka has no plans to shirk his penalty taking responsibilities despite missing for his country and costing them a place in the quarter finals in France.
Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri has defended Granit Xhaka after the Arsenal midfielder blasted his penalty wide, costing his country a place in the quarter finals.
Things have, perhaps not unexpectedly been a bit quite over the last few days. With no actual football to talk about and the UK tearing...
Granit Xhaka and his Switzerland team-mates have been knocked out of this summer's European Championships, following a nerve-racking defeat on penalties against a well-drilled Poland side in the first knockout fixture of the tournament.
How much does Arsene Wenger *really* have to spend?
Mesut Ozil and new boy Granit Xhaka have been named in the top ten best performing players at this year's Euros so far.
So another week of multi-continental international football loveliness has been and gone, with bugger all real news on the Arsenal front.
Hibernian manager, Neil Lennon, clearly wasn't in his right mind when he claimed that he wasn't impressed by Granit Xhaka on BBC Radio 5 Live.
It was all a bit quiet on the Arsenal-front on Sunday.
It was an anticlimax, but France and Switzerland both progress to the final 16 of the Euros.
Watford midfielder, Valon Behrami, has sung his Swiss compatriot, Granit Xhaka's praises.
Granit Xhaka hasn’t played a single minute for Arsenal but Gooners everywhere have already fallen in love with him for a number of reasons.
Here's Wednesday's news and gossip from the Goonerverse.
Granit Xhaka, once again, put in a superb performance for Switzerland in their 1-1 draw against Romania.
It promises to be an exciting summer for Arsenal fans if the first few weeks of the transfer window are anything to go by.
Inevitably, in the absence of the potential Vardy transfer meeting deadlines guessed at by journalists, the vacuum of news has been gleefully filled by anyone with a desire to sell stories. Regardless of whether or not there is a story to sell.
With the Euros underway and Arsenal players to focus on, it seems as if the transfer gossip mill is taking a little break. In fact,...
One of the most exciting things about this year’s Euros is watching Granit Xhaka knowing that he’s an Arsenal player and Johan Djourou has said he'll fit in just right at Arsenal.
Mama Xhaka opted for a shirt that blended both national flags of her sons in a manner reminiscent of half-and-half scarves.
Granit Xhaka made his first competitive appearance as an Arsenal player when Switzerland beat Albania 1-0 on Saturday. Watch his impressive performance here.
Everything worth talking about from Saturday.
Granit Xhaka made his 44th international appearnce against Albania in Saturday's Group A encounter - but all of the pre-match analysis surrounded the sibling rivalry between...
Granit Xhaka lined up alongside former Arsenal man Johan Djourou (Senderos was not included) as they defeated his brother’s Albania in the second game of this year’s Euros.
Granit Xhaka, and his brother Taulant have revealed that they still give a whopping 80% of their wages to their parents.
Another day, another load of rumours, but this time it seems like we might have something concrete to report.
Granit Xhaka is set to face his brother, Taulant, when the Euros kick-off with Switzerland and Albania both in Group A.
According to Granit Xhaka, Arsene Wenger urged him to join Arsenal by telling him it is ‘paradise’ at the club while also delivering a message Jamie Vardy should heed.
Monday's headlines were mostly full of the news that Jamie Vardy is probably becoming an Arsenal player but we're still not 100% sure.
As someone who writes a weekly column about club football, the early summer months are often a talking point dead zone.
Granit Xhaka is on his way to France for Euro 2016 with his Swiss team-mates, including Arsenal target, Ricardo Rodriguez.
Jamie Vardy's potential transfer to Arsenal is currently the talk of the town, so much so that someone actually took actual time out of their day to photoshop him into our kit.
Granit Xhaka started and played 70 minutes as the Swiss lost 1-2 against Moldova.
Granit Xhaka starred in Switzerland's 2-1 win over Moldova and got booked after just 10 minutes in a friendly.
Manchester City announced the signing of Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan on Thursday but the way in which they chose to do it on social media was a little... familiar.
You probably know that Arsenal new boy, Granit Xhaka, has a brother who also plays football. Here he is being spooked by a teammate
With all 24 squads now confirmed for the Euros, let’s take a look at the Arsenal interest at this summer’s tournament.
Arsenal have revealed that Granit Xhaka will wear the number 29 next season and not 16 as they previously announced.
Granit Xhaka is already out there potentially tapping up new players for Arsenal.
It's understandable that, until we get to see Granit Xhaka play for Arsenal next season, Gooners everywhere are going to be on #XhakaWatch over the course of Euro 2016.
If we successfully convince everyone that we have a destroyer who will take everything they throw at us and return it twice as hard, maybe we won't even need a destroyer after all.
Despite everyone thinking that Granit Xhaka would be getting the number 34 shirt that he wore in Germany, Arsenal have announced that he will take Aaron Ramsey's 16 after the Welshman moved to 8.
Swiss side, FC Basel, are set to rake in around £5m (7.6m Swiss Francs) from the transfer of Granit Xhaka to Arsenal.
I think we'd all prefer that Arsenal were seen to to be a bit more proactive in the transfer market, but a signing sealed and delivered before the end of May?
Borussia Monchengladbach’s director, Max Erbel, has admitted that they couldn’t refuse Arsenal’s offer for Granit Xhaka as it will allow them to purchase 'sensible additions' (plural).
Arsenal finally announced the signing of their first summer recruit on Wednesday when they made the Granit Xhaka deal official. Here's how it took a year for them to get their man.
Granit Xhaka was officially announced as an Arsenal player on Wednesday and the player has already been giving interviews to the media in his home country about the move.
With the Granit Xhaka deal now official, people started wondering who the next signing would be. I didn't. I wanted to know how long we were signing him for, what it was costing the club, and how much he was going to get paid.
Granit Xhaka wasted no time in delivering his own statement about joining Arsenal after the club announced his arrival.
Although we've known that the 23-year-old is coming to north London for a little while now, Arsenal have finally got their backsides in gear and announced the signing.
Arsenal are set to announce to signing of Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder, Granit Xhaka, in the next 48 hours.
As the dust settles following an ultimately disappointing campaign, compounded by a mediocre Manchester United equaling our FA Cup record, once again, it is look-to-the-future time.
The guy who leaked the photos of Granit Xhaka posing for his official Arsenal photoshoot claims that there will be three shirt changes when the new season starts and that Xhaka will wear the number 34.
So it's just a few steps away from being official - Granit Xhaka is an Arsenal player.
The BBC's David Ornstein has confirmed that an agreement between Arsenal and Borussia Monchengladbach for midfielder Granit Xhaka has been met.
Granit Xhaka is either coming to Arsenal or he's having a proper laugh at our expense.
Granit Xhaka has reportedly flown to London after he admitted to a Swiss radio station (FM1) on Thursday that he wanted a deal to be completed before the Euros in June.
One of the first things you learn in life as an adult, is that you can't please everyone at the same time.
Reports are suddenly emerging from Germany that Arsenal have made a bid for Granit Xhaka but it's far, far too little.
Currently with Borussia Mönchengladbach during a post-season trip to Switzerland, Granit Xhaka has been speaking candidly about his future.
Max Eberl has finally confirmed that Borussia Mönchengladbach have received a concrete offer for midfielder Granit Xhaka.
Arsenal target Granit Xhaka still appears to be edging towards his summer transfer, with the Swiss midfielder's latest quotes being reported by Bild on Wednesday.
If Arsenal land Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach, they would set a new record for the most money paid for a Swiss player.
After news broke of Arsenal's reported €50m bid for Granit Xhaka earlier this week, much of the focus went towards how he would fit into the team and how other players may or may not be better purchases.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, so what's he like?
Arsenal target Granit Xhaka has admitted on Wednesday he is eager to learn where his future lies.
After a lot of talk, Arsenal are closing in on a deal to sign Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.
Borussia Monchengladbach sound as if they've accepted defeat and realise that midfielder, Granit Xhaka, will be leaving for better opportunities this summer.
Arsenal have reportedly submitted a bid of €43m for Granit Xhaka.
Arsenal are reportedly closing in on Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder, Granit Xhaka.
Heavily linked with Granit Xhaka, many Arsenal fans are hoping the Swiss arrives this summer to solve our midfield woes.
Arsenal are being heavily linked with a move for Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, but officials at the German club have confirmed there's been no movement on a transfer yet.
Despite Arsene Wenger denying that Arsenal are interested in Granit Xhaka at this moment in time just days ago, the media are now reporting that we've submitted a £24m bid for the midfielder... a likely story... not.
There are rumours both in Germany and England that Granit Xhaka could be on his way to Arsenal but Arsène Wenger isn't giving anything away just yet.
Wenger sheds light on those Granit Xhaka rumours.
How transfer rumours can actually benefit Arsenal.
Despite the promising performances of Mohamed Elneny, Arsenal are still expected to chase a midfield signing this summer. Midfield options Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta...
Borussia Mönchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has denied that Arsenal have mad a bid for Granit Xhaka. Rumours earlier this week were sparked by an...
Supposed Arsenal target, Granit Xhaka, has made light of the rumours surrounding his move to north London. The Borussia Monchengladbach man joked with German magazine, Tor Fabrik,...
Granit Xhaka's father, Ragip Xhaka, has refused to rule out a move to Arsenal during the January transfer window. The defensive midfielder, who currently plays for Borussia...
Arsenal are reportedly looked towards the Bundesliga to sort out our midfield problems. Namely, 23-year-old Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka. The Swiss player has already made 22...