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.

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka fights for the ball with England's Bukayo Saka during the UEFA Euro 2024 quarter-final football match between England and Switzerland at the Duesseldorf Arena in Duesseldorf on July 6, 2024. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

Bukayo Saka praises Granit Xhaka after lovely post-match moment

Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka shared a nice moment after England's Euro 2024 victory over Switzerland on Saturday, and Saka praised his former teammate's humility afterwards.
Switzerland's Granit Xhaka heads the ball next to Germany's Ilkay Gundogan during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group A football match between Switzerland and Germany at the Frankfurt Arena in Frankfurt am Main on June 23, 2024. (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Gunner closes in on 2 records after MOTM Euros display

Former Gunner Granit Xhaka won yet another Player of the Match award for Switzerland on Sunday, putting him close to an all-time record.
Scotland's Kieran Tierney passes the ball during the international friendly football match between Scotland and Finland, at Hampden Park in Glasgow, on June 7, 2024. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

“A good friend”: Tierney praises ex-Arsenal teammate ahead of Euros clash

Kieran Tierney has talked up his relationship with former teammate Granit Xhaka ahead of Scotland's match against Switzerland on Wednesday.
DORTMUND, GERMANY: Jorginho of Italy runs with the ball during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Italy and Albania at Football Stadium Dortmund on June 15, 2024. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for FIGC)

Arsenal Euro 2024 roundup: Midfielder sets new tournament high

Jorginho became the second Arsenal player to feature at Euro 2024 on Saturday, helping Italy to a comeback win over Albania.
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 25: Granit Xhaka of Bayer 04 Leverkusen lifts the DFB-Pokal Trophy after his team's victory in the DFB Cup 2023/24 final match between 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Olympiastadion on May 25, 2024 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Ex-Arsenal captain 25-yard stunner wins cup final

Former Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka scores winning goal as 10-man Bayer Leverkusen secure German Cup victory and domestic double.
Bayer Leverkusen's Granit Xhaka celebrates scoring the 2-0 goal with his team-mates during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Werder Bremen in Leverkusen, western Germany, on April 14, 2024. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Gunner equals record as he helps team to European final

Granit Xhaka put in a record-equalling performance and provided an assist to help Bayer Leverkusen to progress to the Europa League final unbeaten on Thursday night.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates with fans who have invaded the pitch after the team's victory and winning the Bundesliga title for the first time in their history in the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SV Werder Bremen at BayArena on April 14, 2024. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal after winning title

Granit Xhaka is hoping Arsenal can follow his example and win the league this season, despite Sunday's defeat to Aston Villa.
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Joao Gomes of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after teammate Max Kilman (not pictured) scores his team's second goal but is later disallowed due to an offside on teammate Tawanda Chirewa (not pictured) during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United at Molineux on April 06, 2024 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Arsenal prepare offer for 23yo Wolves midfielder amid Manchester United interest

Arsenal are reportedly preparing an offer for Wolves' João Gomes, stepping ahead of Manchester United in the transfer battle.
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Bayern Munich fans banned from Arsenal Champions League clash 1st leg

Arsenal face Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Can they avenge past defeats with fans banned for the away side?
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen reacts during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund at BayArena on December 03, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Xhaka warns Bayer Leverkusen to learn lessons from Arsenal

Bayer Leverkusen went 10 points clear of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga over the weekend, but Granit Xhaka is taking lessons from his last season with Arsenal.
FLORENCE, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26: Michael Kayode of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A TIM match between ACF Fiorentina and SS Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on February 26, 2024 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Juventus eye Arsenal midfielder as Xhaka “long battle” emerges

Arsenal transfer news: Jorginho to Juventus? Xhaka sale secrets, and a City rivalry for Kayode. 
TOPSHOT - Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka and Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (R) celebrates their team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on May 7, 2023. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal fought to keep Granit Xhaka says Bayer Leverkusen sporting director

Bayer Leverkusen's director reveals the tough negotiations behind Granit Xhaka's summer transfer.
Bayer Leverkusen's Granit Xhaka (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammates during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Mainz 05 in Leverkusen, western Germany on February 23, 2024. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka scores stunner before trolling his own bench

Granit Xhaka scored a stunning goal to help Bayer Leverkusen to go clear at the top of the Bundesliga table on Friday night, before celebrating in amusing fashion.
TOPSHOT - Bayern Munich's English forward #09 Harry Kane reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match between VfL Bochum and FC Bayern Munich in Bochum, western Germany on February 18, 2024. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal fans revel in Kane’s Bayern Munich struggles as ‘Wenger’s curse’ strikes again

Harry Kane's trophy wait may continue. Arsenal fans see signs of Wenger's influence
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Granit Xhaka, Xabi Alonso and Brian the Lion celebrate following the team's victory during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern München at BayArena on February 10, 2024. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Former Gunner embarrasses ex-Spurs duo in 3-0 title race thrashing

Granit Xhaka helped Bayer Leverkusen to a vital win over Bayern Munich and former Spurs stars Harry Kane and Eric Dier on Saturday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Thomas Partey of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 21, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Will Barcelona offer Thomas Partey a way out of Arsenal?

Thomas Partey's future at Arsenal is uncertain after injury setbacks and increased midfield competition, with potential transfers looming in the summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Joao Palhinha of Fulham celebrates after scoring their team's fourth penalty in the penalty shoot out during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on August 29, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s January 2024 transfer gossip

Arsenal's January 2024 transfer window is abuzz with potential signings and departures, as Mikel Arteta aims to strengthen the squad.
Granit Xhaka and Lia Walti at the Swiss Football awards

Arsenal star & former Gunner win Player of the Year awards

Former Gunner Granit Xhaka and current Arsenal star Lia Walti picked up the Swiss Player of the Year awards for 2023 on Monday night.
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - OCTOBER 03: Moritz Volz, assistent coach of Leipzig looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04 at Red Bull Arena on October 03, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal man named Bayern Munich Women’s assistant manager

Former Arsenal player Moritz Volz embarks on a new chapter as assistant coach of FC Bayern Munich Women, bringing his vast football experience to the role.
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 15: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen looks o during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Allianz Arena on September 15, 2023 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Arsenal star & former Gunner receive Player of the Year nominations

Former Gunner Granit Xhaka and Arsenal Women star Lia Walti have both been nominated for the Swiss Player of the Year award for 2023.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20: Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates after scoring their team's fourth goal during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfL Bochum 1848 at BayArena on December 20, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Arsenal striking target Boniface says he’s a Gunner at heart

Victor Boniface, Bayer Leverkusen's star striker, reveals he's been a lifelong Arsenal fan, adding a personal twist to Arsenal's reported interest in him.
LUTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Declan Rice of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team's fourth goal to make it 4-3 during the Premier League match between Luton Town and Arsenal FC at Kenilworth Road on December 05, 2023 in Luton, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s top 25 most expensive transfers

Arsenal Football Club's history of transfers reveals a strategy of high-value investments, showcasing their ambition to excel at the highest level of football.
Arsenal news and gossip - Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 28, 2023. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Gunner pictured back in London to attend West Ham clash

Granit Xhaka has returned to London ahead of his visit to the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal's match against West Ham United on Thursday night.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 14: Jeremie Frimpong and Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen warm up prior to the UEFA Europa League match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Molde FK at BayArena on December 14, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka confirms plan to attend Arsenal game for farewell

Granit Xhaka will return to the Emirates Stadium to watch a game and say goodbye to Arsenal next week, according to the man himself.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen reacts during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund at BayArena on December 03, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka channels past Arsenal failure for Leverkusen’s Bundesliga success

Granit Xhaka, leveraging his Arsenal experience, aims to guide Bayer Leverkusen to title success in the Bundesliga
LUTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates victory in front of the fans of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Luton Town and Arsenal FC at Kenilworth Road on December 05, 2023 in Luton, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“We had patience” Edu on Odegaard’s Arsenal success after poor Real Madrid stint

Edu Gaspar discusses Martin Odegaard's successful transition from Real Madrid to Arsenal, his role in nurturing young talent, and Arsenal's growth under his direction.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Leandro Trossard of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Gtech Community Stadium on November 25, 2023 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal 28yo claims he can replace Granit Xhaka

Leandro Trossard thinks he's capable of playing the role Granit Xhaka played for Arsenal last season, after receiving Mikel Arteta's backing.
Bayer Leverkusen's German midfielder #10 Florian Wirtz (R) celebrates scoring the 1-0 goal with Bayer Leverkusen's Dutch defender #30 Jeremie Frimpong during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Freiburg in Leverkusen, western Germany on October 29, 2023. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Wirtz’s stellar form sparks €80m duel between Arsenal and Tottenham

Arsenal poised for a strategic bid for Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz, vying with Tottenham and European elites.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Amine Adli of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates with teammate Nathan Tella of Bayer Leverkusen after scoring the team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League 2023/24 group stage match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and BK Häcken at BayArena on September 21, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

“It hurt me” says former Arsenal youngster about player departure

Nathan Tella talks about his career trajectory from the Arsenal academy to Bayer Leverkusen, sharing his initial disappointment over Granit Xhaka's move.
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 15: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen looks o during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Allianz Arena on September 15, 2023 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka explains why he left Arsenal

Granit Xhaka opens up about his transfer to Bayer Leverkusen, discussing his time at Arsenal, the differences between the two clubs, and his relationship with coach Xabi Alonso.
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 15: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen on the ball ahead of Harry Kane of Bayern Munich during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Allianz Arena on September 15, 2023 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka error allows Harry Kane to score

Xhaka's lapse in concentration allows Kane to score, igniting an intense Bundesliga match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber of Arsenal pose for a photo with the FA Community Shield following The FA Community Shield match between Manchester City against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 06, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal transfer window roundup: All signings, departures and loans

Arsenal have had a busy summer, with significant additions and exits in both the men's and women's teams. This report breaks down all the moves made by the North London club.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - AUGUST 19: Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen looks on during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and RB Leipzig at BayArena on August 19, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal captain takes coaching sessions at SC Union Nettetal

Granit Xhaka leads Union Nettetal's training session as part of his A-coaching certificate, imparting wisdom and experience to the Oberliga club.
Arsenal transfers - LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on April 16, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal to raise £100m from sale of 8+ players

With the transfer window closing on September 1, Arsenal are reportedly planning to offload up to nine surplus players in a bid to raise £100m
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - AUGUST 19: Florian Wirtz of Bayer 04 Leverkusen celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with teammates during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and RB Leipzig at BayArena on August 19, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka: Such a return is what you want

Granit Xhaka stars in Bayer Leverkusen's 3-2 victory over RB Leipzig, marking his impressive return to the Bundesliga and showcasing the team's ambition.
David Raya signing his Arsenal contract alongside Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar (Photo via Arsenal.com)

What deals have Arsenal done so far? More than you think

A comprehensive overview of Arsenal's summer deals, from key signings to departures, loans, and contract renewals for both men's and women's teams.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Nathan Tella of Southampton celebrates after scoring the team's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Southampton FC at Hillsborough on August 04, 2023 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal youngster’s value rockets, could join Granit Xhaka at Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen is reportedly keen on Southampton's Nathan Tella, the winger trained at Arsenal, following a successful loan at FC Burnley.
TOPSHOT - Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka and Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (R) celebrates their team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on May 7, 2023. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka: It felt completely impossible for me to play again for Arsenal

Granit Xhaka discusses his near-exit from Arsenal following fan backlash and his eventual decision to stay, influenced by coach Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal news and gossip - Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 28, 2023. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal man admits “It wasn’t easy for me to leave”

Granit Xhaka admits it wasn't easy to leave Arsenal, and he didn't want to end up facing the Gunners, but he wanted a new challenge.
Arsenal's Kai Havertz celebrates after scoring a goal during a friendly football match between the Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star team and Arsenal FC, at Audi Field in Washington, DC, on July 19, 2023. (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arteta’s strategy to unleash Havertz’s full potential at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal's manager, suggests that the club's new acquisition, Kai Havertz, could be utilised in a variety of positions in the upcoming season.