It is with sadness that I have to jump on the bandwagon and call for Granit Xhaka to be dropped from the Arsenal first-team.
Technically, Xhaka is a quality player, but his temperament and judgement are highly questionable, he makes far too many fouls and mistakes are happening far too often.
The real sadness though comes from the fact that he is a natural leader and by dropping him we lose that on the pitch.
It has to be noted that he was made the captain of Bundesliga outfit Borussia Mönchengladbach at the tender age of 22, he is the Switzerland captain and is, of course, the captain of Arsenal.
Xhaka has the ability to be a fantastic midfielder, his second-half performance against Tottenham was top class but all anyone remembers is his mental tackle on Son that cost Arsenal so dearly.
I can no longer see a way back for the 26-year-old because he has now been categorised as a liability but I am also certain that if he moves on he will be a success elsewhere and that will be beyond frustrating.
I do not know why Xhaka has declined so much at the Emirates, maybe it is the pace of the Premier League, maybe he has lost confidence and needs a change of club to rebuild that shattered confidence, I don’t know but I do know that no matter how he performs going forward he will never be able to shake the negative impression the fans have of him.
Make no mistake, Xhaka is a leader and a quality player, just not for Arsenal.