Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has surprised Alan Shearer with his brilliant form. The Newcastle legend thought he would leave the club.
However, Arteta has turned around his career for good. Hence, the Swiss midfielder will hope to have a successful campaign in the FIFA World Cup.
THE RISE OF GRANIT XHAKA AT ARSENAL
Arsenal fans thought that Mikel Arteta would sell Granit Xhaka after his appointment as a manager. This is because the Swiss midfielder had a bad relationship with the fans and the dressing room during the management of Unai Emery. Hence, even Xhaka decided to find a new club. However, after that Mikel Arteta decided to stop the Gunners midfielder from leaving the club.
Arsenal fans were also surprised by the news. However, Arteta made it clear that he trusted the abilities of the midfielder. Since then Granit Xhaka has not had a thought of leaving. The midfielder is now one of the first players in the line-up in the last few seasons. Many fans are also singing chants for the midfielder. Hence, the midfielder has now become a favorite with Arsenal fans.
THE PRAISES FOR THE GUNNERS MIDFIELDER KEEP ON COMING
Many former footballers and experts have also praised the performances of the Arsenal midfielder. The latest one to sing praises for him is Alan Shearer. The Newcastle legend put him in the team of the season so far. He has said that it is not a surprise that Granit Xhaka is now one of the leaders in the dressing room. A number of young players have also said that he is helping them settle into the team.
Alan Shearer also further said,
“My midfield, the first one is Granit Xhaka. “The way he has returned to form in the Arsenal team under Arteta, when many including myself, thought his time at Arsenal was up. “So the way he’s come back into there, showed great leadership qualities, and really is driving this Arsenal team forward.”
Arsenal really do have a brilliant leader in the form of Granit Xhaka on the team. Hence, his role on and off the field will be very important in the second half of the season. The Gunners will also hope that he returns from the World Cup without any major injury.
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