Arsene Wenger has played up the qualities of new boy Granit Xhaka as the new season approaches.
The Swiss international remains the only first team signing so far this summer, but the Arsenal manager is confident the 23 year can make a big impact.
Xhaka arrived in North London this week to join his new team for training and Wenger spoke about his ability, pointing out “… his passing ability to play through the lines from deep positions, his work rate, and he’s good in the air.”
“He’s a young boy as well, 23 years old. There’s a lot to come from him
In terms of squad building, it looks like that’s about that for the midfield areas.
“We lost three midfielders: Flamini, Rosicky and Arteta, and numbers-wise we are quite solid in midfield now,” he said.
“Elneny had a big impact when he came here, Coquelin was injured for a long time and is back. Cazorla will come back, Wilshere is back… so we are solid in midfield.”
Of course it’s not midfielders fans are worried about, it’s what we might do further forward, and at this point not much is clear.
Let’s see what happens.