Video: Granit Xhaka – Welcome to Arsenal

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Granit Xhaka, welcome to Arsenal. A little taste of what we’ll be getting next season, thanks to @CulannDavies.

Enjoy.

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Bedlam
Bedlam

Seriously, some of those passes were beautiful. Got a bit of the Alonso about him.

Diarra
Diarra

A weird combo of Alonso, Wilshere and maybe Matic.

AllGunsABlazin

Long balls, left footed and a decent tackler. I see it.

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

Great signing. And another player who’s cited Wenger as being a big reason to sign. Ozil and Sanchez said similar things when they signed. Wenger’s standing in the game is sometimes forgotten in all the rush to criticize. We’ll miss that when he goes.

Third Plebeian
Third Plebeian

Granit is chiseled, that’s for sure.

gooner
gooner

Dare to Zlatan

MumbaiGooner

Love the way he took on Pogba in those snippets of Gladbach vs Juve. Fine player. Also, fine Arteta replacement in the looks department, lads. 😉

Crusty Coq Soq

Utter filth. Needs his own PornHub channel.

Heroldg
Heroldg

If he grows to be a specialist at those ‘Alonso’ passes then we will have added a major asset to our attacking prowess.

Our counter attack will be fire.
Granit==) Alexis===) Goal
Instead of Koscienly ===) Ramsey==) Coq==) Mertesacker===) Koscienly=== ) Giroud Ball out.

PeteyB
PeteyB

Not seen much of him but excited by this lad. Anyone can make anyone look great on YouTube, but interesting comments in press too. Like the promise of aggression and also fact that he’s captained club and country at such a young age. We’ve been crying out for leadership and we’ll need that even more with Artetta leaving/Per’s influence on the wain.

PeteyB
PeteyB

Perhaps he will be the rock that the wise man (Wenger) can build his house upon

another yank
another yank

Perhaps a granit foundation?
*leaves

Man
Man

The first 2 mins of that vid could’ve been the Arse. Tremendous through ball, walcotty finishing.

Shire gooner
Shire gooner

Is Walcotty now an adjective?

GunnerDareMACEDONIA
GunnerDareMACEDONIA

I think wenger was always searching this kind of player to have from deep midfield with brilliant passing, because when teams comes to emirates they always park the bus and coq is always available in midfield but his passing is really poor especially long bals and when he sees an opening and tries to play the pass he always make a mistake and that is one thing than wenger never liked. With granit brilliant passing from deep and almost always finding an opening I expect many goals at the emirates and also this will provide more space for ozil an cazorla going forward, if anyone thinks that granit will play with coq you are making huge mistake it will be granit and cazorla in midfield with ramsey in when cazorla doesn’t play and wilshere will be eased in the team mostly wide or as a sub replacing ozil, but when we are playing tactical away games especially derbies I expect to see granit and coq paring which we didn’t have that option and we always suffered chelsea beating us and united because we were weak in the midfield and always caught up on break because of that. And with granit aggressiveness and great tackling he will be a beast of player. Now bring 20+ striker and a CB and we are sorted.

Chamakh
Chamakh

Passing isn’t Coquelin’s strongest area but you make it sound like he has sunday league level passing. His oassing is okay but he needs a player with good passing range to play with. Coquelin is really good at breaking their counter attacks which is also important. Not impossible that Xhaka and the Coq would start matches together against strong opposition. That defensive option has been missing for a while.

Surrey Gooner
Surrey Gooner

Interesting that so many of his superb passes ended up with his team mates not scoring. He should feel at home with the current lot if they take this season’s form into the next. ?

Klaasique
Klaasique

Funny that no one has mentioned he’s left footed.
Also, the song in the video is a Darius remix of Sunlight by the Magician.
If you’re looking for new music, Darius would be a good place to start!
Looks like Xkaka can really spread the ball, both on the ground and in the air. The video didn’t show too much of his dribbling ability. In any cases, excited with the signign!

Scam69
Scam69

Reminds me of Petit.

Which is a very good thing

Theoptimist
Theoptimist

Fuck yeah I hope he sticks around longer though

Rgev
Rgev

Elneny is Cazorla replacement/back up. Xhaka is Coquelin upgrade.

Cape Town Gooner

I see him as more of an Arteta replacement.

Xhaka & Cazorla could be a great midfield combo especially at home or vs “park the bus” opponents. Xhaka & Coq could also be a great combo if we expect to be under the kosh…

Mesut O'neill
Mesut O'neill

Wenger just killed Elneny

Paul
Paul

With our injury record everyone will get enough games.
And that could be the difference COYG!

cheekyjc
cheekyjc

Looks like this guy’s going to give Ozil a run for his money with some of those through balls!

Gary Baldy
Gary Baldy

Xhaka can only be good for the competition for places as much as adding depth to the squad. In what will hopefully be a congested season, with interest in all four competitions lasting long into the second half of the season, as long as the team gel, no matter who plays with whom, then we should have the personnel to cope.

I will assume we are owed at least a year free from injury to our midfield by the football Gods because I think it is fair to say we have given above and beyond our sacrificial quota for quite sometime now . . .

Paul
Paul

Dear Arsene, thank you very much for giving us a beast Ozil at the base of midfield and a pure Ozil at the tip.
I am fucking excited about this combo!

Gary Baldy
Gary Baldy

A beautifully succinct observation ! I concur unreservedly !

OOzil
OOzil

And Borussia players seem to be missing all the great chances he has created.. so he will feel at home at Arsenal 😛 just a joke ..

Gary Baldy
Gary Baldy

Damn, you got in first with my exact, and rather droll, sentiments !

However, those converted chances towards the end of the showreel were looking pretty tasty and he can take a free-kick, too !

I can see him working very well with all parts of the team, from the out ball from defence to the quick passing with Santi/ Özil/ Sanchez/ Wilshere/ Elneny, to the long ball to our target men beit it Giroud/ Welbeck, A.N. Other or even for Sanchez to run onto. He looks quite exciting as long as he doesn’t get too many reds !!!!

palace gunnerfan
palace gunnerfan

Good to see xhaka in shape which the team need even with elney and bellerin in team you can see where to tighten and strengthen team gabriel and kosc