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Xhaka: 'I do not give a damn'

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland shows appreciation to the fans after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka says he doesn't care whether people think Switzerland got lucky against Brazil, insisting the final score is all that matters.

Podcast: Xhaka and Lichtsteiner criticised – Arsenal World Cup daily round-up

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).

Swiss media tank Granit Xhaka as Stoke man savaged

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland shows appreciation to the fans after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka was given a terrible rating of just 3-4 after his performance against Brazil.

Winners seek solutions, not excuses says Arsenal’s latest signing

Stephen Lichtsteiner is preparing for his country’s opening game at the Russia World Cup against one of the tournament favourites, Brazil, on Sunday evening, and has been speaking to the press ahead of the game.

Watch: The tackle that injured Granit Xhaka

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.

Training injury leaves Arsenal star in tears ahead of World Cup

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on April 29, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka was spotted crying after picking up a knee injury during a training session with Switzerland.

He's too slow: Compatriot's brutal assessment of big Arsenal signing

PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 27: Stephene Henchoz of Wigan waits to get into the action during the pre-season friendly match between Preston and Wigan at Deapdale on July 27, 2005 in Preston, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Former Switzerland defender Stéphane Henchoz believes that Granit Xhaka's problems with Arsenal stem from the 25-year-old's lack of pace.

Fans were unhappy with this Arsenal player's performance on international duty

The Arsenal fans weren't impressed with Granit Xhaka's performance against Northern Ireland.

Controversial call sees Arsenal midfielder through to World Cup

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.

Arsenal midfielder can't understand fuss over controversial call

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal gestures to his team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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.

Quality international defender hails 'world class leadership' midfielder is learning at...

Granit Xhaka's Switzerland teammate Stephan Lichtsteiner believes that the midfielder has learned more responsibility and world class leadership skills at Arsenal.

Emergency landing delays Arsenal star's departure

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.

Arsenal midfielder described as ‘playmaker with vision’ as he helps country...

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.

These are the nine Arsenal players currently away in the international...

Nine Arsenal players have been called up for their countries for their upcoming international matches.

International watch: Arsenal 21-year-old sends Nigeria through to 2018 World Cup,...

Alex Iwobi not only scored for Nigeria on Saturday evening, he sent his country through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Granit Xhaka hails Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Portugal clash

Granit Xhaka has revealed his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Switzerland's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Portugal on 10 October.

Arsenal 24-year-old named Player of the Year

Granit Xhaka has been voted as Switzerland's Player of the Year. 

Arsenal in the summer: Complete run-down of Arsenal players in action

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.

Xhaka and Giroud score screamers, Alexis' decisive assist and more

Four first-team players were in action for their respective countries on international duty, while some Ladies also featured during international friendlies.

Xhaka features as Switzerland make history, Iwobi assists for Nigeria

Granit Xhaka
Two Arsenal players were in action for their countries on Thursday. Here's how they got on:

Arsenal midfielder reveals massive weight on shoulders

Granit Xhaka has been pictured with quite literally a massive weight on his shoulders.

Manager 'I hope it will be a lesson for Xhaka'

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

24-year-old Arsenal man handed captain's armband

Granit Xhaka captained Switzerland for the first time during his country's 2-1 win over Andorra on Monday night.

Look: Arsenal midfielder all smiles, poses alongside former target

It's that guy again, Ricardo Rodriguez, creeping into Granit Xhaka's social media pictures.

Granit Xhaka thanks fans for support despite red card

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.

Watch: Granit Xhaka’s great balls and terrible tackle

Granit Xhaka picked up another red card (two yellows) for his country as Switzerland beat Portugal 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Why Arsenal new boy is a liability Gunners can afford

Granit Xhaka has picked up another red card during Switzerland's 2-0 triumph over Portugal.

'It makes me mad!' says Arsenal's new bumper signing

Since leaving Arsenal on international duty, Granit Xhaka has done a lot of talking to the press.

Arsenal new £38m man upsets more people

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.

Granit Xhaka ‘I will do whatever I can to play for...

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.

Xhaka will not declare for Kosovo says his father

Granit Xhaka has decided to remain a Swiss player after he was invited to declare for Kosovo following their ratification by FIFA according to Albanian reports.

Granit Xhaka invited to play for Kosovo and they expect him...

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.

Germany's Twitter account makes dig at off English football

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.

Granit Xhaka defiant after penalty miss - I'll still step up!

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 man defends Granit Xhaka after horror penalty miss

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.

Saturday Arsenal recap: One in, one out

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...

Xhaka’s Switzerland knocked out after penalty drama

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.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea men among 10 best at Euro 2016

Mesut Ozil and new boy Granit Xhaka have been named in the top ten best performing players at this year's Euros so far.

Sunday recap: Wenger on Vardy, Rooney loves Wilshere + link to...

It was all a bit quiet on the Arsenal-front on Sunday.

Arsenal pass-master impresses again

It was an anticlimax, but France and Switzerland both progress to the final 16 of the Euros.

Midfielder hails Arsenal's 'top quality' new signing

Watford midfielder, Valon Behrami, has sung his Swiss compatriot, Granit Xhaka's praises.

'We were a smaller club than Manchester United'

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.

Wednesday recap: Fixture list, Mkhitaryan, Euros and more

Here's Wednesday's news and gossip from the Goonerverse.

Arsenal new boy puts in another huge performance for his country

Granit Xhaka, once again, put in a superb performance for Switzerland in their 1-1 draw against Romania.

Sunday recap: Cavani? Giroud v Benzema + actual football

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,...

‘He’s top-class, he’ll do Arsenal a lot of good’

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.

Xhaka’s mum wears shirt supporting both sons as they play each...

Mama Xhaka opted for a shirt that blended both national flags of her sons in a manner reminiscent of half-and-half scarves.

What was all the fuss about Granit Xhaka’s Switzerland performance? See...

Granit Xhaka made his first competitive appearance as an Arsenal player when Switzerland beat Albania 1-0 on Saturday. Watch his impressive performance here.

Saturday recap – England go Spursy, Rodriguez goes to Arsenal?

Everything worth talking about from Saturday.

Player focus: Xhaka – Tenacious, influential and convincing

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...

Why Arsenal can't sign Rodriguez until after July 1st

Ricardo Rodriguez
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Wolfsburg’s left-back, Ricardo Rodriguez and things might be a lot more complicated than a normal transfer.

Xhaka helps Switzerland make history

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 in astonishing wage admission

Granit Xhaka, and his brother Taulant have revealed that they still give a whopping 80% of their wages to their parents.

Rodriguez: It would be exciting to play with Xhaka at Arsenal

Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez has admitted that it would be ‘nice’ to play with Granit Xhaka at Arsenal and if he did move he knows his roommate would be sorted as he looks set to leave Wolfsburg.

Wednesday recap: Another new midfielder + Mkhitaryan, Mahrez, Vardy, more

Another day, another load of rumours, but this time it seems like we might have something concrete to report.

11 new football rules you need to know ahead of the...

As the Euros get ready to start, many people haven’t realised that there have been a host of rule changes. Here are 11 of the 95 changes so you know what’s going on at least some of the time (although some are quite ridiculous)

Xhaka on facing his brother at the Euros

Granit Xhaka is set to face his brother, Taulant, when the Euros kick-off with Switzerland and Albania both in Group A.

Look: Arsenal new boy poses with rumoured target - again

Granit Xhaka is on his way to France for Euro 2016 with his Swiss team-mates, including Arsenal target, Ricardo Rodriguez.

Watch: Xhaka’s Switzerland highlights v Moldova

Granit Xhaka started and played 70 minutes as the Swiss lost 1-2 against Moldova.

Arsenal's new boy shows his hard side

Granit Xhaka starred in Switzerland's 2-1 win over Moldova and got booked after just 10 minutes in a friendly.

Arsenal players at the Euros – who’s in, who’s not

With all 24 squads now confirmed for the Euros, let’s take a look at the Arsenal interest at this summer’s tournament.

Look: Arsenal's newest star fuels speculation over Bundesliga left-back

Granit Xhaka is already out there potentially tapping up new players for Arsenal.

Watch: Arsenal new boy makes stunning pass

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.

€50m Arsenal target says he wants move sealed before Euro 2016

Arsenal target Granit Xhaka has admitted on Wednesday he is eager to learn where his future lies.

Arsenal man thinks England are looking strong

Arsenal's Theo Walcott scored twice as England beat San Marino 6-0 on Saturday, and is in a bullish mood about England's chances at Euro...