Sunday, 22 January 2017


The Swiss midfielder perpetuates to lack discipline in key moments for the Gunners and his red card against Burnley provided another example.

It was Alixs Panenka penalty that stole the show.
Arsene Wenger's post-match summary of Granit Xhaka's sending off against Swansea back in October pellucidly hasn't resonated with the £30million summer signing from Borussia Monchengladbach. The ill-disciplined midfielder once again put his team in trouble when he lunged at Steven Defour in the second a moiety of Arsenal's
last-gasp victory against Burnley at Emirates Stadium. It was a red card - ironically - issued by the same referee who gave Xhaka his marching orders against the Swans. Jon Moss pellucidly kens
what the Swiss international's game is all about and it's fair to verbalize that the most astronomically immense impotency in his
game is proving costly for an Arsenal side who
have been renowned for destitute of discipline in key
moments throughout the past decade of Wenger's
reign at the club.
Xhaka now has more red cards than any player in
the top five European leagues (5) and it is his style
of tackling which is becoming problematic for the
Gunners. The 23-year-old is still a relatively adolescent
player who is learning with each game but the astronomical
experience he picked up in the Bundesliga and
being designated as Gladbach's youngest ever captain
should have instilled a caliber of maturity into his
style of play by now. Ultimately, it is up to the
player to learn from his mistakes and Wenger is
right when he verbalizes 'intellligence denotes that you do
not make the same mistake twice'.
Wenger signed Xhaka with the intension of blooding
him as the future of Arsenal's central midfield. He
has consistently been unable to elucidate where his
best position on the pitch lies, albeit recently
made an admission that Xhaka is more habituated
to bulwarking than assailing. If that is the case then
he can no longer be partnered with an assailing
midfielder like Aaron Ramsey who prefers to roam
and play much of his game as a box-to-box

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