Granit Xhaka has tipped Arsenal teammate William Saliba to bounce back from his own goal against Leicester City. The Frenchman headed the ball into his own net as Arsenal ran out 4-2 winners at the Emirates. "This is football," said Xhaka. "People only see the own goal but maybe, hopefully, they'll see what a game he had.
MIKEL ARTETA wants to continue his spending spree at Arsenal in the final weeks of the transfer window. Arsenal’s solid start to the season makes it tricky for Mikel Arteta to justify greenlighting a move for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans. The Belgium international has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium this summer, with his contract with the Foxes expiring next summer.
An Arsenal team meeting left midfielder Granit Xhaka red faced after his boss Mikel Arteta targeted him for his reputation as the Premier League's resident bad boy Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta joked "don't take it personally" after mocking Granit Xhaka's ill-discipline. Xhaka regularly finds his name making its way into a referee's book having earnt a reputation for doing the dirty work for the Gunners.
Granit Xhaka tips ‘amazing’ William Saliba to quickly shake off Arsenal setback: ‘He is unbelievable’
Granit Xhaka has tipped Arsenal team-mate William Saliba to bounce back from his own goal against Leicester, insisting the youngster has the maturity of a much older player. Saliba impressed on his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace earlier this month, but endured a more difficult test at the Emirates on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal were in full flow on Saturday afternoon, dispatching Leicester City 4-2 at the Emirates to kick the season off with two Premier League wins from two. Gabriel Jesus was the star of the show on his home debut, scoring a brace and assisting two more, dictating from the front with his close control and dribbling, and routinely finding himself in goalscoring positions.
The fall and rise of Granit Xhaka and how divisive Arsenal midfielder has won back his position and respect under Arteta
WITH the Arsenal fanbase still basking in the exhilarating football played by their team on Saturday, there are so many aspects to dissect. However, I have chosen a subject that is still, even now, dividing the fanbase – the renaissance of Granit Xhaka. I try not to have favourites in the squad, but it would be fair to say, that if I did, the Swiss has seldom been amongst them since his arrival.
ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta has put huge faith in his new striker. Gabriel Jesus' new role as one of the vice-captains at Arsenal speaks volumes about Mikel Arteta's squad. A lack of leadership has often been levelled at the Gunners and this latest appointment proves that has been the case.
Arsenal transfer news: Your morning round-up with Youri Tielemans updates and the Kante alternative Arteta wants Your morning Arsenal transfer round-up on Tuesday, August 16. Tielemans hint Mikel Arteta's increased use of Granit Xhaka could mean that Arsenal are close to giving up on transfer target Youri Tielemans.
Mikel Arteta has appreciated the fans for the support the team and William Saliba received after scoring an unfortunate own goal against Leicester City THE LOWDOWN: UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT William Saliba had an unforgettable evening in front of the Arsenal supporters in his first competitive game at the Emirates on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal won their opening Premier League games against Crystal Palace and Leicester, with a tricky trip to Bournemouth next on their fixture list Arsenal's Premier League campaign went from strength to strength on Saturday as they defeated Leicester 4-2 at the Emirates. The Gunners are looking to break back into the top four this term and know they need to win a large amount of their fixtures if they're to achieve that.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has promoted Gabriel Jesus to the squad's leadership group. The Athletic says Gabriel Jesus and veteran Granit Xhaka have been handed leadership roles by Arteta. The Gunners have started the season with maximum points behind new captain Martin Odegaard. And Arteta has nominated Jesus as well as Xhaka to support Odegaard in guiding the squad this season.
Granit Xhaka says Gabriel Jesus has proved a great addition at Arsenal. Xhaka has heaped praise on Gabriel Jesus for his contribution in Arsenal's win over Leicester City. Xhaka, who also was on the scoresheet told the club's media: "Not only his first goal, but [Jesus'] performance was unbelievable.
No one sums up how the mood has changed at Arsenal more than Granit Xhaka. Previously during his time at Arsenal, the midfielder, sometimes through no fault of his own, has been a lightning rod for criticism. Now, though, Xhaka is flourishing and his goal and assist during the Gunners’ 4-2 win over Leicester City on Saturday reinforced the view that he is playing arguably his best football since he came to north London.
Granit Xhaka heaps praise on 'unbelievable' Gabriel Jesus after Brazil star grabbed two goals and two assists on his Arsenal home debut... as Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers lauds the 'world-class' striker
Gabriel Jesus scored two and assisted two in his first competitive home match Team-mate Granit Xhaka says it was the perfect time to net his first goals Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers also heaped praise on the Arsenal star Xhaka reveals his joy at his new attacking role in Mikel Arteta's setup this season
Journalist James McNicholas has claimed that Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale won’t have been happy after conceding to James Maddison at the weekend. In their latest Premier League fixture, the Gunners claimed an impressive three points at the Emirates Stadium in a 4-2 victory. Indeed, strikes from Gabriel Jesus, Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Martinelli saw them overcome Leicester City despite an own goal from William Saliba and an effort from Maddison.
The divisive Swiss midfielder has endured a turbulent relationship with the Emirates Stadium faithful ever since he arrived at Arsenal in the summer of 2016 from the Bundesliga Six years after signing and three years after his jaw-dropping, foul-mouthed outburst at the supporters, Granit Xhaka is ready to put the past behind him as he takes on a new role at Arsenal.
Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Jesus have been given leadership roles at Arsenal, deputising to Martin Odegaard, David Ornstein reports. The opening weeks of the season have been bliss at London Colney, with two convincing wins against tough mid-table opposition. In the Gunners most recent outing against Leicester, both Jesus and Xhaka were crucial, with the former scoring two and assisting two, whilst the Swiss got himself onto the scoresheet.