Granit Xhaka says he doesn't care whether people think Switzerland got lucky against Brazil, insisting the final score is all that matters.
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.
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.
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 was spotted crying after picking up a knee injury during a training session with Switzerland.
Former Switzerland defender Stéphane Henchoz believes that Granit Xhaka's problems with Arsenal stem from the 25-year-old's lack of pace.
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.
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.
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.
Nine Arsenal players have been called up for their countries for their upcoming international matches.
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 revealed his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Switzerland's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Portugal on 10 October.
Granit Xhaka has been voted as Switzerland's Player of the Year.
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.
Four first-team players were in action for their respective countries on international duty, while some Ladies also featured during international friendlies.
Two Arsenal players were in action for their countries on Thursday. Here's how they got on:
Granit Xhaka has been pictured with quite literally a massive weight on his shoulders.
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
Granit Xhaka captained Switzerland for the first time during his country's 2-1 win over Andorra on Monday night.
It's that guy again, Ricardo Rodriguez, creeping into Granit Xhaka's social media pictures.
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.
Since leaving Arsenal on international duty, Granit Xhaka has done a lot of talking to the press.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
Mesut Ozil and new boy Granit Xhaka have been named in the top ten best performing players at this year's Euros so far.
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.
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...
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.
Let's have some fun!
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.
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.
Another day, another load of rumours, but this time it seems like we might have something concrete to report.
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)
Granit Xhaka is set to face his brother, Taulant, when the Euros kick-off with Switzerland and Albania both in Group A.
Granit Xhaka is on his way to France for Euro 2016 with his Swiss team-mates, including Arsenal target, Ricardo Rodriguez.
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.
With all 24 squads now confirmed for the Euros, let’s take a look at the Arsenal interest at this summer’s tournament.
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.
Arsenal target Granit Xhaka has admitted on Wednesday he is eager to learn where his future lies.
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...