Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed his surprise at Granit Xhaka’s recent long-range finishes.
Wenger agreed a deal to sign the Swiss midfielder from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer in a £32 Million deal, and he is already impressing within his new side.
Xhaka opened the scoring in last night’s 4-0 away win against Nottingham Forest with a long-range strike, and Twitter erupted with excitement.
— afcvideo (@afcvideo) September 20, 2016
Wenger was questioned about the goal, and he revealed that he was not aware that his new signing had that in his locker.
He said: “Honestly, not really.
“I knew he had a good shot. But he played very deep last year [at Borussia Moenchengladbach] and didn’t get forward a lot.
“But I hope that will give him the taste for more.
“It’s great for him to get confidence as well and to know that he can score goals.”
This was of course not his first strike this week, as he also opened the scoring with an even better finish at the weekend, and I cant wait to share many more with you.
— * (@cazchez) September 17, 2016
Xhaka is quickly becoming a fans favourite, and with strikes like these, he is only going to grow in our hearts. His goal was the first of four for the second time in a row, and helped us on the way to our fourth victory in five matches.
Hopefully he will be given the chance to help us continue our impressive run against Chelsea on Saturday, when we look to break their unbeaten run against us.
Does Xhaka deserve to start against the Blues at the weekend? If so, who should he line-up alongside?