Arsenal’s latest (big-money) signing, Granit Xhaka, made a very impressive half game debut against the MLS All-Stars, recording a pass completion rate of over 94%. This proves that Arsene Wenger was right to pursue the Switzerland international for a year before signing him, and he could be a real asset in the coming seasons.
Just as importantly, he seems to have fitted nicely in with his team-mates, and believes that this squad is going to goall out to win a trophy this year. “It’s a really nice feeling to play for such a great and big club for the first time,” Granit said on Arsenal.com. “I really enjoyed it and I think it showed on the pitch that I’ve been welcomed really well, that I have the trust of my team-mates. I’m really pleased to have finally played my first game.
“This club fits to me and I fit to it. Arsenal play attractive football and I enjoy that. I think you could see today that this team has a lot of quality and we’ll give our all to show that on the pitch.
“We will give our all to win something. I’ve already noticed how high the expectation levels are at this club. You realise that quickly. But we’ll go from game to game and will make sure that we’re well prepared for every game.”
We will start by facing Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in just two weeks time, and will have to be very prepared. The only problem is that it is unlikely that we will have a top striker available for that game, and will likely rely on Akpom or Walcott to lead the attack.
But we will definitely have the best midfield on the pitch!