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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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No
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Total votes : 38

Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby NovaGB » Thu May 07, 2020 4:46 pm

Özim wrote:
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Agreed, he's best in the Vieira role, box to box next to a Petit/Gilberto DM type. I think him being played as the last man before the defence is part of the problem, one mistake and our defence are left to pick up the pieces.

His best games have been next to Torreira with Torreira being the deeper of the two. I'd like to see him have a season next to Partey if we sign him.


Box to box? He's slow and hasn't got the legs, how could he ever be a box to box midfielder?


This is 100% true, but for some reason we play him as b2b instead of a dm playmaker because of the teams shape.

The fact he is so bad is why people find it hard to classify him as either :rofll:
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby aniym » Thu May 07, 2020 5:18 pm

theHotHead wrote:Any way you look at him, he doesn't fit any position. He is not a box to box midfielder he doesn't have the legs. He is shit defensively so not a DM. He doesn't have the range of passing or speed of thought to be a DLP. So what the hell is he ??


Popular with his teammates and match fit for 90-95% of the season. That's enough to make him a guaranteed starter.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Özim » Thu May 07, 2020 8:08 pm

aniym wrote:
theHotHead wrote:Any way you look at him, he doesn't fit any position. He is not a box to box midfielder he doesn't have the legs. He is shit defensively so not a DM. He doesn't have the range of passing or speed of thought to be a DLP. So what the hell is he ??


Popular with his teammates and match fit for 90-95% of the season. That's enough to make him a guaranteed starter.


Pretty much, a sad reflection of expectations at Arsenal, you don’t need to be any good, just fit much of the time and liked.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby elkanofan » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:07 pm

We have still only won 1 yes ONE game in he league this season without Xhaka.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Özim » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:14 pm

He’s still awful and needs to be sold, we’ve been awful this season with or without him.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby aniym » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:20 pm

elkanofan wrote:We have still only won 1 yes ONE game in he league this season without Xhaka.


He starts most of our games, so we've lost a bunch of them with him too. He can't defend or dictate the tempo of play. He wouldn't have impacted anything today.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby alexafc12 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:24 pm

Back in full training !

Mikel Arteta. He's done it again !
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Jedi » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:51 pm

alexafc12 wrote:Back in full training !

Massive. We're way worse without him in the team.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby VCC » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:17 pm

Jedi wrote:
alexafc12 wrote:Back in full training !

Massive. We're way worse without him in the team.

Great we will be shit instead of absolute shit :dontknow:
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby aniym » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:20 pm

Glad to have our backup CB back. Only way Luiz doesn't get a one-year extension.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Ach » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:40 pm

Great news.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Özim » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:13 pm

Can’t believe this guy is back already, when players like Xhaka are mainstays in your team you know you’re a rubbish team.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Nuggets » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:43 am

alexafc12 wrote:Back in full training !

Mikel Arteta. He's done it again !


Arteta the Legend. :dizzy: At least Arteta is sorting out the defence. :hiding:
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby Santi » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:21 pm

Jedi wrote:
alexafc12 wrote:Back in full training !

Massive. We're way worse without him in the team.


As much as he'll always be a c***, this is unfortunately true. Our lack of quality in midfield is shocking.
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Re: Granit Xhaka (34)

Postby coach8smallball » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:15 pm

Santi wrote:
Jedi wrote:
alexafc12 wrote:Back in full training !

Massive. We're way worse without him in the team.


As much as he'll always be a c***, this is unfortunately true. Our lack of quality in midfield is shocking.


and our spot in 10th represents that well i'm afraid.
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