Granit Xhaka appeared to be out of the Emirates Stadium at one stage, but he again took the lead on the pitch.
A little about Granit Xhaka
The Swiss player was stripped of the Gunners’ captaincy back in November 2019 after making a public appearance against club supporters, but the Swiss midfielder has been working his way back to favor and claims he will be open to taking the armband back. Granit Xhaka appeared to have little future at Emirates Stadium after responding to jeeps from his own fans when he was set up during PL’s game against Crystal Palace with the exit doors seemingly swinging open.
Since then, he has been closely associated with Roma, but was persuaded to stay by Arteta and became Arsenal’s field leader again – to the point where he could be appointed as the departed Aubameyang’s permanent successor when another call for skipper duty is made.
What did Xhaka say?
Granit has seen the likes of Odegaard and Lacazette take on captaincy lately, but when asked if he could be in the picture, he would never say never. Xhaka wasn’t ready for it again. According to Granit Xhaka, the Arsenal captain can be without an armband and he feeds on leading the game and players without an armband, but if someone from the football club comes tomorrow and asks if he wants to take it, he will be here because he knows he is ready again do it.
The Swiss midfielder added about the incident that saw him leave as Gunners captain that after that people told him it wasn’t hate, but for him it was absolutely hate. Xhaka knows what hate is and he knows what love is and what’s in between. It wasn’t between, it wasn’t love, it was hate.
Xhaka had very positive feedback from fans and social media and was very proud of himself. They don’t have many players talking about it, being very open they are scared for the future. Granit Xhaka says it was the perfect time for him. They still have people who say they won’t change their minds, but that’s okay, the most important thing is how he feels and that’s very good.