Tag: Granit Xhaka
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...