Xhaka is essentially the midfield version of Giroud. Slow and poor agility means he makes constant blunders because of physical limitation. But given the time to set himself he can make brilliant deep passes and long shots. His penetrative passes can be very impressive. That might mean he’ll always be essentially a hit and miss player. The problem is he’s also a player who’s showing poor intellect. But in the internationals his dribbling/close control looked much better but it’s probably playing to the crappy international level. So I’m unsure if he can become a good player for us.
Most misplaced passes - he averages 83 passes per game at 83% accuracy. Arteta used to average 90-92 percent while averaging not quite as many passes but up there. So he’s not performing at the level we expect.
WELL DONE ON EVERYONE LETTING A4TT TURN THIS INTO ANOTHER THEO THREAD