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.

Granit Xhaka wearing the Switzerland shirt of teammate Ardon Jashari (Photo via Karthikadhaigal on Twitter)

Per Mertesacker reacts to latest Granit Xhaka controversy

Per Mertesacker hopes Granit Xhaka won't be punished for his actions in Switzerland's match against Serbia, arguing that Switzerland need him to progress.

Arsenal 30yo wins MOTM award amid multiple controversies

Granit Xhaka won the Man of the Match award as Switzerland beat Serbia on Friday, but he was involved in a few controversial incidents.
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka gives a thumb up to supporters prior to the UEFA Nations League - League A group 2 football match between Switzerland and Portugal at the Stade de Geneve in Geneva, on June 12, 2022. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

"I will smash you": Arsenal 30yo vows to his teammates

Granit Xhaka won't hold back if he gets the chance to face his Arsenal teammates when Switzerland face Brazil on Monday.
England's Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 21, 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

How Saka’s Arsenal teammates reacted to his World Cup debut

Bukayo Saka made a fantastic start to his World Cup career on Monday, and a few of his Arsenal teammates past and present were watching on.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Mikel Arteta speaks to William Saliba of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

2 more Arsenal players feature in Premier League Team of the Season so far

Alan Shearer has named a couple of Arsenal players in his Premier League Team of the Season so far, as well as picking Mikel Arteta as manager.
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Japan runs with the ball during the international friendly match between Japan and the United States at Merkur Spiel-Arena on September 23, 2022. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Which shirt numbers will Arsenal’s World Cup internationals wear?

Following the final World Cup call-ups on Monday, Arsenal's internationals have learned their shirt numbers for the tournament.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal leaves the pitch after receiving medical treatment during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on November 12, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Xhaka & 4 other Arsenal players ill from pre-Wolves meal

Granit Xhaka asked to be taken off early in Arsenal's game against Wolves on Saturday evening and it seems he wasn't the only player to feel ill.
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka gives a thumb up to supporters prior to the UEFA Nations League - League A group 2 football match between Switzerland and Portugal at the Stade de Geneve in Geneva, on June 12, 2022. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

4th Arsenal player officially called up for the World Cup

Granit Xhaka has become the fourth Arsenal player called up for the World Cup, making the Switzerland squad on Wednesday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal slides for the ball during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on November 06, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

“It’s f’ing unbelievable” Granit Xhaka swears on live TV after Arsenal beat Chelsea

Granit Xhaka spoke like a true Arsenal fan after the Gunners beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to retake top spot in the Premier League with just two to play before the World Cup break.

Arsenal midfielder nominated for Premier League Player of the Month

Granit Xhaka has been nominated for Premier League Player of the Month for October, along with seven others.

Arsenal star proud to hit new milestone with the club

Granit Xhaka says he's proud to have played his 200th Premier League game for Arsenal and he hopes there's still more to come.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group A match between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven at Emirates Stadium on October 20, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Foreign media finally admit Arsenal star is non-transferable

Even the Italian media have given up on linking Granit Xhaka with a move away from Arsenal, calling him "non-transferable".
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal scores their side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group A match between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven at Emirates Stadium on October 20, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Matt Turner makes joke about Granit Xhaka

Matt Turner joked that Granit Xhaka's right leg is usually just for standing, after the midfielder scored a nice half-volley with his weak foot on Thursday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group A match between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven at Emirates Stadium on October 20, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta: “He deserved that”

Mikel Arteta hailed Granit Xhaka after Arsenal sealed qualification for the knock-out rounds of the Europa League as the Swiss midfielder's transformation continues.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group A match between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven at Emirates Stadium on October 20, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

More goals will come: Arteta happy to qualify but job not done

Arsenal stretched their winning run to eight when they beat Ruud van Nistelrooy's PSV Eindhoven on Thursday night in their rearranged Europa League game.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: A steward raises a seat as fans clash following the UEFA Europa League group A match between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven at Emirates Stadium on October 20, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Crowd trouble after Arsenal match as PSV fans aim a flare

Some PSV fans seemed to take losing to Arsenal in the Europa League quite badly with reports of seats being ripped out and images of a flare that was reportedly aimed at Arsenal supporters.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool clashes with Granit Xhaka of Arsenal after a penalty was given to Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

2 Arsenal players at risk of suspension, neither are Granit Xhaka

Two Arsenal players are at risk of a domestic suspension due to an accumulation of yellow cards and it speaks to Granit Xhaka's reformation that he is not one of them.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool speaks with Gabriel of Arsenal as Manager of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp look on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

FA speak to Gabriel after Liverpool confrontation

The FA have reportedly already spoken to Gabriel Magalhaes after Sunday's game against Liverpool saw a flashpoint involving the defender, Jordan Henderson and Granit Xhaka.
Arsenal's Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus (back) celebrates with Gabriel Martinelli after scoring his team's fifth goal during a club-friendly football match between Arsenal and Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 30, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Xhaka tips Gabriel Martinelli to be “one of the best”

Granit Xhaka believes Gabriel Martinelli has all the tools to be one of the best around, as the winger continues to impress this season.

Player of the Month sends message to the Arsenal fans

Granit Xhaka won Arsenal's Player of the Month award for September, taking a huge share of the fan vote in the end.
LONDON, ENGLAND: William Saliba of Arsenal runs breaks away from Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

2 more Arsenal players make Premier League Team of the Week

William Saliba and Granit Xhaka both made the BBC's Premier League Team of the Week after their north London derby performances.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal interacts with Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal after being substituted during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Tactics: How Mikel Arteta solved the Granit Xhaka problem

Join Stephen Bradley as he analyses Arsenal's thumping 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and how Mikel Arteta has found a role for Granit Xhaka that lets him thrive.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal interacts with Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal after being substituted during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“After 7 years!”: Arsenal star’s hilarious reaction to MOTM award

Granit Xhaka shared a joke with Gabriel Jesus after winning the Man of the Match award for his north London derby performance on Saturday.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND: Fabio Viera of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's third goal with Granit Xhaka during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The 4 Arsenal nominees up for Player of the Month

Arsenal have named the four nominees for their latest Player of the Month award, but there appears to be a clear favourite from the early voting.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Bukayo Saka of England replaces Phil Foden of England during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on September 26, 2022. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Every result for Arsenal’s internationals in September

13 Arsenal players were called up for the international break in September, with 10 featuring on the pitch. Let's take a look at their results.
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka gives a thumb up to supporters prior to the UEFA Nations League - League A group 2 football match between Switzerland and Portugal at the Stade de Geneve in Geneva, on June 12, 2022. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka impresses in shock Swiss win over Spain

Granit Xhaka put in another strong individual performance on Saturday, this time for Switzerland as they upset Spain.

Granit Xhaka highlights “special” moment with the Arsenal fans

Granit Xhaka admits it was special to hear the Arsenal fans singing his name after their win over Brentford at the weekend.

5 Arsenal players make Premier League Teams of the Week

Arsenal players featured heavily across the various Teams of the Week following a comfortable win over Brentford at the weekend.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: William Saliba of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka: They’ll see what a game Saliba had

Granit Xhaka believes we should forget William Saliba's own goal because the defender is a proper leader with a lot of quality.
Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 13, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

2 Arsenal players make Premier League Teams of the Week

Two Arsenal players featured across the BBC, Premier League, and WhoScored Teams of the Week for the latest round of fixtures.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (R) vies with Leicester City's Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans (L) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 13, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta names his 2 vice-captains to Martin Odegaard

Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Jesus will act as Arsenal's vice-captains this season, supporting Martin Odegaard in the main role.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (R) vies with Leicester City's Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans (L) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 13, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger right about Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka is relishing life in a new position after grabbing a goal and an assist as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-2 at the Emirates but Mikel Arteta has said that Fabio Vieira will also play in that role.
Referee Andre Marriner reacts during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 30, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Xhaka yellow card investigation probes Albanian mafia links

The FA's probe into betting patterns around a yellow card picked up by Granit Xhaka was passed on to the National Crime Agency a few months ago after a six month investigation and the NCA are now probing links to the Albanian mafia.

Xhaka believes summer signing can be the next Martinelli

Marquinhos' impressive debut for the Arsenal u21s seemingly reflects his performances in training, with Granit Xhaka suggesting he could follow in Gabriel Martinelli's footsteps.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal applauds their fans prior to kick off of the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium on May 01, 2022. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tomiyasu returns to London as 7 set to rejoin Arsenal training

Takehiro Tomiyasu has returned to London as Arsenal prepare to welcome back their remaining internationals this week.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal points during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on May 08, 2022. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Italian clubs interested in Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka

Italian clubs are interested in Granit Xhaka, and the arrival of additional midfielders could make his departure more likely, according to a report.
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka gives a thumb up to supporters prior to the UEFA Nations League - League A group 2 football match between Switzerland and Portugal at the Stade de Geneve in Geneva, on June 12, 2022. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

“Outstanding”: Arsenal man impresses in win over Portugal

Granit Xhaka impressed as Switzerland pulled off a shock win over Portugal in the Nations League on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal points during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on May 08, 2022. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Journalist denies reports of Arsenal talks over 29yo’s exit

Arsenal are not in talks with Bayer Leverkusen for the transfer of Granit Xhaka, but Xhaka staying in North London won't affect the pursuit of Youri Tielemans.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND: Arsenal player Granit Xhaka (r) in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on May 16, 2022. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Media twist Xhaka’s words after he makes valid complaints

Granit Xhaka's comments on Monday night have been twisted and rewritten by various media outlets, but what he said was fair and understandable.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal points during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on May 08, 2022. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal 29yo set for talks to discuss his future amid Serie A interest

Granit Xhaka may still leave Arsenal for AS Roma this summer, with talks planned with the Gunners at the end of the current campaign.