Granit Xhaka (29)


#1149

Very poor against a poor opponent. Not good, absolutely not good.


#1150

Yeah I’m really concerned about this guy, but I want to see him under a new manager before writing him off completely.


#1151

Yeah, the first sason is always difficult coming from another league.


#1152

Yeah he needs time to adjust to the high pace of the National League :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#1153

I lol’d in real life.


#1154

I think next season *Wenger has to adjust a system that focuses on Xhaka’s dlp qualities. We’re not one to have a great plan B (Giroud aside) and I think he gambled too much by relying on Cazorla to shake off his injury woes.

I have to say, we’ve seen glimpses early in the season of how effective Xhaka can be in this team but it really seems like it comes down to system/partnership if he is used as a fulcrum in the team.

A lot of decisions to be made in that regard.

*Alleggers pls


#1155

Xhaka and a rejuvenated, healthy Wilshere (:grimacing:) as our midfield two going into next season anyone?

Assuming Granit learns to tackle. That’s a combination to get potentially excited about. The second best sprayer of a ball in our team after Cazorla, with Wilshere as your midfield runner


#1156

This partnership stuff and being misused is okay to a degree but for 35 million I at least expect him to look a touch above all the Sutton midfielders. He didnt.


#1157

I think it’s time to move to a midfield 3, a midfield 2 is not working and teams would stroll past those 2 and Ozil


#1158

We need a world class CM. None of our current midfielders are good enough to win a title. No matter what combination we use, its never strong enough and we always lose the midfield battle in big games.


#1159

Hmm, I wonder what the common denominator is there :wenger:


#1160

So according to the club accounts we actually spent £38.25m on him.

Makes his lack of composure even more concerning.


#1161

I wonder if we could have got Kante for that sort of money.


#1162

Source? Not because I’m doubtful of what you say, but because I’d like to see the official club accounts


#1163

I’ve read it on the BBC site.

But the official club accounts are published somewhere on the club-site.


#1164

Yeah I read it on the BBC site which took it from the club accounts. Check the link posted above.


#1165

Am I the only one who hasn’t been disappointed by this signing at all?

We’ve been poor and people look for a lightning rod. The only people in our squad who get little blame for poor results are Sanchez and Koscielny.


#1166

More than them 2 get the blame mate.


#1167

I was saying they are the two who don’t get the blame! Sorry if not clear.


#1168

Sorry thats my mistake.