When Arsenal Football Club paid a hefty sum of money to acquire Granit Xhaka, not many Arsenal fans are aware with the key attributes of their new signing. Still just 23 years of age and representing Swiss National side, Granit Xhaka arrived on the world scale after having a brilliant last season in Germany’s top tier.
Came from Borussia Monchengladbach after making more than 100 apps for the Bundesliga Club, Xhaka is considered as a midfield powerhouse for both club and country. So when Arsene Wenger paid in excess of 25 Million Pounds to grab his signature, pressure will be high on Granit Xhaka to undermine his high price tag.
So here are 5 things which every Arsenal fan needs to know about new signing Granit Xhaka.
1: Discipline is a weak point of Granit Xhaka
While playing in the center of midfield in one of Europe’s top Leagues, Granit Xhaka has a knack of getting a bit of reckless at times while playing for Monchengladbach. When the Swiss International got just 5 Yellow Cards last season, the problem is with 3 Red Cards which Xhaka got awarded last season.
In fact no player in the Bundesliga got more red Cards than Xhaka in Bundesliga 2015/16. So Arsene Wenger has to work very hard in order to keep his new signing in check when it comes to make reckless tackles at important intervals.