Arsenal winger Gabriel Martinelli has revealed the message Granit Xhaka gave after conceding in the Tottenham game. The Swiss midfielder is now one of the senior players at the club.
Hence, he has to help the young players around him in the dressing room. Therefore, the midfielder is a leader in the dressing room.
ARSENAL AGAINST TOTTENHAM FULL POST-MATCH REPORT
Arsenal won the North London Derby against Tottenham. They won the match 3-1. The goals of the Gunners were scored by Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus, and Granit Xhaka. However, it was sometimes far from comfortable for the league leaders. The teams were equal on the scoreline in the first half. However, Mikel Arteta’s side were the attacking team.
Tottenham were always looking to defend and wait for the right opportunity to attack. However, in the second half, opportunities were very less for the Spurs team. Hence, Arsenal with their brilliant football won the match. Although, the winger Gabriel Martinelli has also credited the advice of Granit Xhaka to help them win the match against their arch-rivals.
THE ROLE OF GRANIT XHAKA IN THE IMPORTANT WIN
The Gunners winger Gabriel Martinelli has said that the advice of Granit Xhaka helped them win the game. He said,
“Right after our 1st goal, he [Xhaka] calls everybody into a huddle, asking us to stay calm, saying we will score more goals. That’s when you see how important he is to players. For young players like me and Bukayo, it’s very important.”
The midfielder is having a positive impact on the team this season. He is correcting all the mistakes he has made in the past seasons. Therefore, many fans and other players in the dressing room want him to be the first name on the team sheet. The Swiss midfielder now also has a chant sung for him during the match. He is also the first one to keep a hand around on the shoulder of young players to help them settle.
Granit Xhaka will now once again be needed for Arsenal in their next Premier League match. The Gunners will be facing Liverpool in the Emirates stadium. Hence, Granit Xhaka and his teammates will have to be ready once again for a difficult test.
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