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Is Xhaka the right choice for Arsenal captain?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:10 am

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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Phil71 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:11 am

He had the stupid, clumsy tackle problem when he was at Gladbach, and hasn't changed at all.

I think he still holds the record for the number of red cards in one season over there.

He's an unintelligent player.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Nuggets » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:37 am

Phil71 wrote:He had the stupid, clumsy tackle problem when he was at Gladbach, and hasn't changed at all.

I think he still holds the record for the number of red cards in one season over there.

He's an unintelligent player.


If brains were wire he wouldn't have enough to go around a kippers dick.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Angelito » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:50 am

jayramfootball wrote:The fact that we spent £40m on this guy highlights a common problem we've had for a while. We've wasted money on sub par players.


It's not £40m. In fact, there is no credible source citing that it's £35m either.

Two of the most reliable sources—Guardian and Telegraph—claimed that it was an initial fee of £25m rising up to £30m.

It's Mustafi who we signed for a flat £35m.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby DiamondGooner » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:55 am

............ our next captain apparently.

If Emery makes this dud our captain I will have serious concerns ......... but then again I can see his issue.

We've let all our captain material leave, Sokratis is new, so is Torreia who may of just recently flirted with leaving.

Who else do we even give it to?

The state of this team.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby CrimsonGunner11 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:01 pm

Hopefully, the captaincy has an opposite effect of our fortunes since he's been with us.
Leno
(Martinez/Macey)
Bellerin Saliba Sokratis Tierney
(Niles/Osei-Tutu) (Mustafi/Dinos) (Holding/Medley) (Kolasinac/Bola)
Xhaka(c)
(Luiz?/Chambers)
Guendouzi --- Ceballos
(Torreira/Elneny) --- (Ozil/Willock)
Pepe -------------------- Auba
(ESR/Mkhi) -------------------- (Nelson/Saka)
Lacazette
(Martinelli/Nketiah)


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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Zanatos3 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:01 pm

HEADLINE:Granit Xhaka: Naming the Swiss as Captain Sets a Dangerous Precedent for Next Season

https://www.90min.com/posts/6413916-granit-xhaka-naming-the-swiss-as-captain-sets-a-dangerous-precedent-for-next-season?view_source=teams_page&view_medium=arsenal

" No less than seven goals were conceded by Arsenal last season in the ​Premier League as a direct result of mistakes by Xhaka. For context, Shkodran Mustafi directly caused three. "

2019-07-18-STATS-7 GOALS DIRECTLY ASSISTED by Xhaka, 3 by Musti.jpg
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby aniym » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:25 pm

the role of the Captain's armband has been largely symbolic at Arsenal for years now so I can't really say I care.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Zanatos3 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:45 pm

Nuggets wrote:
Phil71 wrote:He had the stupid, clumsy tackle problem when he was at Gladbach, and hasn't changed at all.

I think he still holds the record for the number of red cards in one season over there.

He's an unintelligent player.


If brains were wire he wouldn't have enough to go around a kippers dick.


AGREED!!! Xhaka is like a deer in headlights :hiding: under PRESSURE situations!
He looses the ball under pressure & Under NO PRESSURE!
With NO 'MAN ON!' he GIFTS the ball to Enemy players!

He Be in the Midfield watching Opposition players walk past him with the ball LIKE
:tumbleweed:
Sometimes Strikers directly, Pauses for 5 seconds on the ball! CONFUSED! :shock:

Imagine if we took that supposed 55mil IMMEDIATELY from Ac or whoever,
you'd know something was Mortally Wrong with him. Wish we had!
I hope we do, all Emery Cameras & STATS have to show his Errors outweigh anything else & bring the team down along with Mustafi!
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby swipe right » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:07 am

Xhaka for captain? Over my dead body says Callum Chambers.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Tony_Adams » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:10 am

I still love the Swiss Vinnie Jones. Really hope he can turn his career around and win over more fans. Unfortunately the desire for fans to be right on the internet makes it hard for players to do that these days.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Losmeister » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:16 pm

worst penalty... ffs..... how weak ass can you get?
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Angelito » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:04 pm

Wish we sold him.

Such a limited, one-dimensional player.

We have a history of lopsided CMs. Xhaka, Ramsey, and Coquelin in the last five years alone.

Why can't we get a CM who can actually play as a complete CM?

Sigh.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Emeryates » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:13 pm

Our fans have decided he's shit, so they'll ignore every good thing he does. For good or for bad, he's still the most complete CM at the club. And yes, he's better than Torriera
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Zenith » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:30 pm

Emeryates wrote:Our fans have decided he's shit, so they'll ignore every good thing he does.

That's an outright lie.

I've decided a long time ago that he doesn't have the tools to be a starter for a club that aspires a top 4 finish in the Premier League. That didn't stop me earlier today from praising him for his fine pass to set up Nketiah. Just like that hasn't stopped me from praising him in the past whilst simultaneously being one of his critics. The same applies to numerous Arsenal fans who are more than capable of praising a player they don't particularly rate.

Stop painting everyone with the same brush.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Fenice » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:46 pm

He isn't suited for the PL. That doesn't make him a bad player, it just means he needs to play in another league.
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