Since Unai Emery came into Arsenal he’s made a lot of changes. He’s signed two new midfield options as well as letting Jack Wilshere leave, leaving a lot of Arsenal fans wondering who will start in the middle of the park for them this season. However, a lot of Gunners are keen to see Granit Xhaka as far away from the pitch as possible.
Where would you play Xhaka this season if you were Emery? pic.twitter.com/7NWuc5BiyT
— LTArsenal (@ltarsenal) 31 July 2018
The midfielder signed for Arsenal back in summer 2016 and since then he’s been pretty awful. The Swiss midfielder set himself an incredibly high standard with his performances as a defensive midfielder in the Bundesliga. Unfortunately, he’s been unable to convert his form in Germany over to England and he’s hung out to dry on more than a few occasions by his sloppy play and poor discipline.
According to Transfermarkt, Xhaka has played 94 games in Arsenal colours, scoring seven goals and being shown a straight red card twice. There’s still plenty of time for the 25-year-old defender to come good at The Emirates but the Arsenal fans aren’t sure if he’s going to get that chance, with the highly impressive Lucas Torreira and the promising Matteo Guendouzi making the fans rethink their midfield options ahead of the new campaign.
Here’s where the Arsenal fans on Twitter think Xhaka should play next season:
On the bus
— Sinéad McAnenny (@sineadmcanenny) 31 July 2018
On the bench
— Js Boy (@jazz_sian) 1 August 2018
— Douzi (@MajesticMatteo) July 31, 2018
The bench lol. I’d go with Torreira, Guendouzi and Ramsey..
— AL9 (@Ink_The_Emperor) 31 July 2018
In the reserves
— Erik Wallström (@wallstromerik) July 31, 2018
In stands with fans
— Lwanga Robert K (@lwangarobertk) August 1, 2018
On the bench!
— Victoria Concordia Crescit (@arsenalwhatever) August 1, 2018
Xhaka has a lot of fans to prove a point to this season and will be hoping he can start the season the right way to show what he’s capable of.