Tag: Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka plays for Arsenal Football Club. The Swiss midfielder arrived at Arsenal in 2016 from Borussia Mönchengladbach for £40.5m and earns around £100,000-per-week or £5,200,000-per-year. Xhaka wears the number 34 shirt. He was born September 27, 1992. Xhaka is married to Leonita Lekaj.

Leeds United v Arsenal - Premier League - Elland Road Tempers flare between Leeds United s Ezgjan Alioski centre left and Arsenal s Kieran Tierney centre after the Premier League match at Elland Road, Leeds. (Copyright: Michael Regan)

Granit Xhaka speaks out on reports of Kieran Tierney rift

Granit Xhaka denies any rift with Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney, posting on social media that they're in the 'left foot union' together.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (L) is shown a red card by atch Referee Anthony Taylor (R) during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)

Granit Xhaka’s message to Nicolas Pepe after his stupid red card vs Leeds United

Granit Xhaka has said the Arsenal squad 'are with' Nicolas Pepe after his stupidity against Leeds but it's not so clear the fans will be as forgiving.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal 28-year-old reluctant to join Inter amid swap deal talk

Granit Xhaka is reportedly putting an early end to the chances of a swap deal with Inter Milan, showing reluctance to move.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arteta asked for an explanation, in my heart I'd already left says Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka has revealed that Mikel Arteta asked him to explain himself in regards to the gesture he made towards fans last season

Italian media: Arsenal propose Xhaka-Eriksen swap deal

Arsenal are proposing a swap deal to Inter Milan involving Christian Eriksen and Granit Xhaka, according to a report in Italy.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal man's substitution blamed for defeat

Switzerland fans are not happy with their national team manager after he substituted Granit Xhaka in their 2-1 defeat by Belgium.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Thomas Partey of Arsenal is substituted on for Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Thomas Partey yellow cards could be an issue for Arsenal but it’s not all...

Thomas Partey yellow cards are likely to become an issue this season for Arsenal but that just means he's a true Gunner
VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Thomas Partey of Arsenal with the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Rapid Wien and Arsenal FC at Allianz Stadion on October 22, 2020 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo via Stuart MacFarlane on Twitter)

Which midfield should Arsenal play against Leicester City?

Arsenal face Leicester City this weekend, with a decision to make on their best midfield for the Premier League clash.
Thomas Partey with Ghana (Photo via Ghana on Twitter)

Full Arsenal player results over the international break

The international break is finally over, so let's take a look back at the results for all the Arsenal senior players on duty with their countries.
DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates the goal of Fabian Schar during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on September 05, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Video: Arsenal midfielder provides assist for his country - should he start with Partey?

Granit Xhaka provided an assist for the Swiss National Team as the international fixtures got underway for Arsenal players on Wednesday.

Xhaka: One thing is certain – I wouldn’t be in London without Arteta

Granit Xhaka talked about the importance of Mikel Arteta in his turnaround at Arsenal, and rebuilding his relationship with the fans.
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka (R) fights for the ball with Germany's midfielder Toni Kroos (2nd-R) during the UEFA Nations League, league A, day 2, group 4 football match between Switzerland and Germany at the St. Jakob-Park in Basel, on September 6, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

2 Arsenal stars shine in Nations League match: Should they start against Fulham?

Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno shone for Switzerland and Germany respectively on Sunday, up against each other in a Nations League game.
DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on September 05, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal star takes up national team captaincy after teammate's retirement

Granit Xhaka is the new first-choice captain of the Swiss national team, after the international retirement of his former club teammate Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Full fixture list for Arsenal players over the international break

A number of Arsenal players are in their international squads over the break, so we've put together a full fixture list of their potential involvements.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP)

Arteta explains how he convinced 27-year-old to change his mind & stay with Arsenal

Mikel Arteta thinks Granit Xhaka was able to turn his Arsenal career around through hard work and enjoying his football again.
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Arsenal summer signing wins his 1st Player of the Month award

Kieran Tierney won the Arsenal Player of the Month award for June, bringing in 40% of the fan votes ahead of three other contenders.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal during a friendly match between Arsenal and Charlton Athletic at Emirates Stadium on June 06, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

4 Arsenal players up for June Player of the Month award

Arsenal confirmed their Player of the Month award nominees for June this week, and it's not an easy group to pick a winner from.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal go above Tottenham. No, really!

As Arsenal finally returned home after four games on the road since the Premier League restart, their win against Norwich took them above Tottenham.
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Mikel Arteta names 'natural leader' in Arsenal squad

Once upon a time, Granit Xhaka was Arsenal captain until he threw a massive strop, told the fans to f**k off, and we all thought his time was up at the club, but he has done what few others would have managed in this situation and turned it all around.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Hector Bellerin embraces Gabriel Martinelli and Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Good news and bad: Arsenal injury updates ahead of Southampton clash

Ahead of Arsenal's game against Southampton on Thursday the club has issued some good and bad news in terms of injured players.
Arsenal's Spanish defender Pablo Mari (C) sits on the pitch after picking up an injury during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on June 17, 2020. - The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return today after 100 days in lockdown but behind closed doors due to coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by PETER POWELL / POOL / AFP)

"Did not look really good": Arteta gives worrying update on injury from City match

The injury to Pablo Mari doesn't look good, but we'll have to wait for news on him and Granit Xhaka, according to head coach Mikel Arteta.
Granit Xhaka playing in a friendly at the Emirates Stadium (Photo via Xhaka on Instagram)

Arsenal starter is a doubt for the Manchester City game due to a fitness...

Granit Xhaka is a doubt for the Arsenal match against Manchester City on Wednesday night, thanks to an ongoing injury problem.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) vies with West Ham United's French striker Sebastien Haller (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Granit Xhaka confirms talks with Bundesliga club & how Mikel Arteta changed his mind

Granit Xhaka admits he held talks with Hertha Berlin ahead of the January transfer window, but Mikel Arteta convinced him to stay.
David Luiz of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal speak to 4 players over breach of lockdown rules

Arsenal contacted David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Granit Xhaka over apparent breaches of the lockdown rules, according to reports.
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka smiles prior to the Euro 2020 football qualification match between Switzerland and Ireland at the Stade de Geneve stadium on October 15, 2019 in Geneva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Video: Xhaka pulls cute lemon prank on his daughter

Granit Xhaka is continuing to make the most of spending time with his family, uploading a video pranking his daughter with a taste of lemon.
Granit Xhaka with his daughter (Photo via Xhaka on Instagram)

Video: Granit Xhaka's heartwarming reaction to daughter's first word

Granit Xhaka posted a heartwarming video to his Instagram page yesterday, reacting to his daughter's first word.
Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Xhaka and Mustafi appear to have argument before Arteta appears

After the final whistle following Arsenal's win over Everton on Sunday, there was a series of shots from Getty Images that caught my attention featuring Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Mikel Arteta.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates with his team mates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Martinelli wins Player of the Month award

Gabriel Martinelli won Arsenal's Player of the Month award for January, with 49% of the fan vote.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Granit Xhaka and Hector Bellerin of Arsenal react after the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Ian Wright names the two players Mikel Arteta is turning around at Arsenal

Ian Wright thinks Mikel Arteta is already improving Arsenal's defending and getting more out of the likes of Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi.
Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli (R) celebrates with Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka after scoring the equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on January 21, 2020. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Arsenal player ratings: Which players impressed the most against Chelsea?

10-man Arsenal earned a relatively meaningless point with a hugely meaningful performance to come from behind twice to draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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Episode 232: Blunted by the Blades

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Anita discuss the draw with Sheffield United, the lack of goals from midfield,...
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: (L-R) David Luiz, Granit Xhaka and Kieran Tierney of Arsenal look on they line up ahead of the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Eintracht Frankfurt at Emirates Stadium on November 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka’s brother proves Mikel Arteta affect

Granit Xhaka is 'very comfortable' at Arsenal according to his brother and won't be leaving the club in January despite persistent Hertha Berlin rumours.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal controls the ball during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal FC and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on January 06, 2020, in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal set asking price for midfielder at €30m to ward off interest

Arsenal are seemingly trying to price Hertha BSC out of a move for Granit Xhaka, raising their asking price for the midfielder, according to reports in Germany.
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka smiles prior to the Euro 2020 football qualification match between Switzerland and Ireland at the Stade de Geneve stadium on October 15, 2019 in Geneva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Yes he did: Mikel Arteta confirms future of unhappy Arsenal 27-year-old

Mikel Arteta has confirmed he believes Granit Xhaka will stay at Arsenal during this transfer window despite reportedly agreeing personal terms with Hertha Berlin.
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5 players return to training ahead of Manchester United

Xhaka, Holding, Martinelli, Sokratis and Ceballos all joined first-team training ahead of Arsenal's clash with Manchester United on Wednesday.

Arsenal strike agreement in principal to send senior player on loan

Hertha BSC have an agreement in principle to sign Granit Xhaka on loan with a £25m purchase option, but Mikel Arteta has to approve the move.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Callum Chambers of Arsenal leaves the pitch following an injury during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal injury update does not bring good news

Mikel Arteta has given updates on Granit Xhaka and Calum Chambers and the latter looks like he could be set for a spell on the sidelines.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: (L-R) David Luiz, Granit Xhaka and Kieran Tierney of Arsenal look on they line up ahead of the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Eintracht Frankfurt at Emirates Stadium on November 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal star's move blocked despite agreement

Mikel Arteta will reportedly not allow Granit Xhaka to leave during the January transfer window despite his agent saying they have an agreement with Hertha Berlin.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal applauds after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

2 Arsenal midfielders at risk of Manchester United ban

Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi could find themselves missing Arsenal's first game of 2020 against Manchester United if they get booked against Chelsea on Sunday.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R)bcelebrates scoring his team's first goal with Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli during their UEFA Europa league Group F football match between Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates stadium in London on November 28, 2019. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

2 big injury doubts for Arsenal ahead of Chelsea match

Arsenal host Chelsea in what will be Mikel Arteta's first home game as Arsenal head coach so who's fit and who's not?