Granit Xhaka is the latest name to join the ever-growing list of top midfielders at Arsenal, but could his arrival prove disastrous for Jack Wilshere
The Swiss midfielder has agreed to join the Gunners from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer in a reported £30 Million move, and many Arsenal fans will have watched the Switzerland versus Albania match yesterday to see their new arrival in action.
Xhaka was given a Man of the Match award for his outing in France yesterday, and will have excited the Gunners who had known little about their new signing.
One former Arsenal player has now moved to praise his capture for the North-Londoners, and described him as ‘top class’.
Djourou said: ‘I think he won’t have a problem. He is a top class player with lots of qualities. I think he’ll do Arsenal a lot of good.
‘It’s a team with a lot of talent and a lot of class.
‘There’s people like [Francis] Coquelin and [Santi] Cazorla, – there’s huge competition – but I’m sure that he has the quality to impose himself.
‘He brings calmness, his ability to play long passes, precision and aggression.’
I’m sure we cant wait to finally see our player grace his presence in our famous red, and settle himself in midfield.
Looking at his style of play he strikes me as a better version of Jack Wilshere, who is great at picking a forward pass, and is best set at the base of the midfield. We all love Jack, but Xhaka’s arrival is now making me think that he could ultimately be at risk of losing his place in the squad.
The England international has struggled with one too many injuries in recent years, and expecting him to have a long fruitful career after having so many fitness issues remains highly unlikely.
Jack is an Arsenal fan, he would most likely sign if we offered him a contract until his retirement, but does his future now hang in the balance?