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.

Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (L) vies with Leicester City's Portuguese defender Ricardo Pereira (R) during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on February 28, 2021. (Photo by Tim Keeton / POOL / AFP)

Granit Xhaka thinks his Arsenal teammate has finally adapted to the club

Granit Xhaka thinks Nicolas Pepe has now adapted to the Premier League, and he's showing the fans what they wanted to see from him.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 in London, 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal 28-year-old discusses his long-term plans

Granit Xhaka insists he always planned to join Arsenal for the long-term, and he's happy with how things are going for him at the moment.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City bumps fists with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 in London, 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola praises Arsenal’s ‘quality’ as reason they ‘didn’t do more’

Arsenal looked in for a pasting when Raheem Sterling rose to nod home with barely 2 minutes on the clock but Arsenal rallied

Thierry Henry front-runner for manager job at AFC Bournemouth

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is one of the two front-runners to take over as a manager at AFC Bournemouth, according to a report.
Nice's French defender William Saliba looks on during the French L1 football match between Nice and Bordeaux at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, on January 17, 2021. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

William Saliba opens up about Mikel Arteta plus Arsenal news roundup

All the Arsenal news and gossip we could find from around the internet, rounded up so you don't have to waste time searching

Maligned Arsenal star confirms he almost left for Hertha BSC

Granit Xhaka has confirmed he almost left Arsenal to join Hertha BSC in January 2020, before Mikel Arteta's conversation changed things.

Unacceptable that Manchester United only drew with Arsenal says Shaw

Luke Shaw said it is 'unacceptable' that Manchester United only left the Emirates with a point if they want to win the title.
Arsene Wenger (R), manager of Arsenal FC and Mikel Arteta address the media during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg match against FC Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on March 10, 2014 in Munich, Germany.

13 Arsene Wenger-era players remain at Arsenal

It has been quite the clearout and with Arsenal set to let Mesut Ozil leave for nothing, just who is left from Arsene Wenger's time at the club?
Denmark's midfielder Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring the 1-0 during the UEFA Nations League football match Denmark vs Iceland on November 15, 2020. (Photo by Liselotte Sabroe / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP)

Arsenal swap for Christian Eriksen appeals to Inter Milan

Inter Milan are apparently open to the possibility of swapping Christian Eriksen for Granit Xhaka in a rumour that is starting to gather a bit of pace.

Arsenal fans’ delight as club open to selling Granit Xhaka…or are they?

Arsenal are open to offers for Granit Xhaka, despite his regular appearances for the club in 2020, according to a report.
Referee Graham Scott shows the red card to send off Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 13, 2020. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP)

Unacceptable, damaging & wrong: Mikel Arteta stands strong

Mikel Arteta says Granit Xhaka made an unacceptable and damaging mistake as Arsenal lost to Burnley on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on December 13, 2020 in London, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images )

Mikel Arteta sucks on razorblades as he discusses Granit Xhaka

Mikel Arteta looked like he was sucking on razor blades as he spoke to the media immediately after Arsenal's latest defeat.
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)

Arsenal ready to sell Granit Xhaka in January

Arsenal are reportedly ready to sell Granit Xhaka in January according to a report in Eurosport.
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 vs Leeds United - 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.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles in training with England (Photo via England on Twitter)

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.
kieran tierney via arsenal

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.
Arsenal captain

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.