Granit Xhaka may have shown marked improvement since the arrival of Unai Emery but the Swiss midfielder still makes more errors that lead to goals than any other player in the Premier League.
Like under Arsene Wenger, Xhaka is one of Emery’s go-to men. Although he hauled him off against West Ham, leaving the younger, far less experience Matteo Guendouzi on the pitch, there’s no denying Xhaka has improved this season. Just not in this game.
He’s still capable of the most mindless brain fart at the worst time as the stat below shows:
Against West Ham Xhaka finished with a Whoscored rating of 5.43, the lowest rating of any player from either side – from both starters and subs.
He touched the ball only once more than Bernd Leno yet still managed to play a part in West Ham’s goal.