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Arsenal fans on Twitter all label Granit Xhaka their most important player

Arsenal fans on Twitter all label Granit Xhaka their most important player

Arsenal have got a number of influential players who the team looks worse for not having available when they don’t play. However, when an Arsenal fan account asked the supporters who they believed was their most important player is, the majority of fans came back with a surprising answer in the form of Granit Xhaka.

The Swiss midfielder has been absolutely key to the form of Unai Emery’s side and he featured prominently as the Gunners went on their impressive 22-game unbeaten run between August and December. At the age of 26, the defensive midfielder has an understanding of what he has to do, and whilst he is often unfairly criticised, he makes a lot less mistakes than the Gunners make out.

It’s often the case that fans don’t praise players when they’re doing things right as quickly as they’ll jump on the back of one of their stars for making a mistake. Some of Xhaka’s past mistakes in Arsene Wenger’s final years painted a target on his back for the fans, but now he’s shining under Emery, the fans are starting to realise just how important he is to their current side.

You can read the Gunners’ verdict on their most important player here:

The Gunners are starting to really come around to Xhaka and will be hoping he can carry on playing at the top of his game for the second half of the season.

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