After Arsenal lost to Brighton last weekend, the papers were full of rumours that Arsene Wenger had lost the dressing room, and their was unrest amongst the players due to massive wages given to Mesut Ozil, Aubaneyang and Mhkitaryan in January.
But Granit Xhaka made it clear after we had beaten Milan, that there were no problems in the team and the media knew nothing about what was really going on in the Arsenal dressing room. Granit said after the brilliant victory: “At the start it was a little bit difficult for us, but after that we made it our game and we scored. I think 2-0 here in Milan is a good result for the first leg.
“A lot of people spoke about us from the outside, but nobody knows what is inside in the team.
“We showed togetherness today, we showed spirit and a lot of character.
“Milan is a good team, 2-0 here is a good result for the first leg and now we want to finish the second leg and to win as well again at home.
“Everyone knows that we lost the last four games and that was difficult for us. But as I said before, we showed togetherness today.
“It was important to be together and to show the people on the outside that we are a team. We showed a good game today.”
So was our win good enough to show that the Gunners still have the team spirit? And were simply going through a crisis of confidence?
Maybe we will find out they still have it tommorow, and show they have the cojones as well?