Xherdan Shaqiri says he has no problem with Jurgen Klopp

Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri has clarified that he has no concerns with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp despite the fact that he has barely played for the Reds this term. The attacker experienced a tough second half to the previous season where he was regularly on the bench and the same trend has continued this term.

Granit Xhaka says Arsenal need three to four years to win the league

Arsenal
midfielder Granit Xhaka has said that the Gunners may require another three to
four years to reach the pedigree of Liverpool and start competing for the
Premier League title. The north London side have been on a decline over the
past few years and they have missed out on the Champions League and the top
four in the previous three seasons.

Xhaka dedicates Newcastle United win to Kolasinac and Ozil

Switzerland international Granit Xhaka has dedicated Arsenal’s win over Newcastle United to Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac, who have recently been going through a difficult time. The duo missed out on the Gunners’ league opener due to further security investigations in relation to the car-jacking incident a couple of weeks ago.

Granit Xhaka insists Arsenal need leaders in different positions

Switzerland international Granit Xhaka has said that Arsenal need leaders in different positions rather than a single captain. The midfielder has been touted to become the new skipper with the anticipated departure of Laurent Koscielny but believes more than one player should take up the mantle of leading by example on the field.

Speaking to The Mirror, Xhaka said that manager Unai Emery has preferred to offer instructions to different players and last season, the likes of Koscielny, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Petr Cech were able to convey their thoughts when on the field of play. He added that the same trend should continue for the forthcoming campaign and the instructions don’t necessary have to come from the captain, he quipped: “You need more than five. All the teams have to be captains on the pitch. It’s not the guys who have the armband. Of course he looks good on the pitch because he has the armband but in the end we have to work and we have to speak all together on the pitch. It’s not only one player or two.”

Xhaka dedicates Newcastle United win to Kolasinac and Ozil

Switzerland international Granit Xhaka has dedicated Arsenal’s win over Newcastle United to Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac, who have recently been going through a difficult time. The duo missed out on the Gunners’ league opener due to further security investigations in relation to the car-jacking incident a couple of weeks ago.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Xhaka acknowledged that it has not been an easy period for the duo as well as their families and the team wanted to win the game for them, he said: "We know the story about Sead and Mesut. It's not easy for them or their family. So we tried to do our best and to get the win for them."

Josip Drmic secures free transfer to newly-promoted Norwich City

Switzerland international Josip Drmic has joined Norwich City on a free transfer. The 26-year-old’s contract with Borussia Monchengladbach concluded at the end of the previous month and he has now taken the opportunity to test himself in the Premier League with the Canaries. Speaking to the club’s official website, he said:“Now everything is done, I’m very happy. I had very good conversations with Stuart Webber and with the Head Coach Daniel Farke.

“I was talking also to Timm Klose [teammate with Switzerland]. We had a long conversation as I had a lot of questions and he spoke very, very positively about the Club. “I’m very excited to be playing in the Premier League. I cannot wait because I’ve heard a lot of things from my colleagues in the national team who have played in the Premier League.”

Xherdan Shaqiri speaks about the transition from Stoke City to Liverpool

Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri has described his move to Liverpool from Stoke City as a fairy tale. The attacker faced relegation with the Potters during the 2017/18 campaign but just 12 months later, he has managed to win the Champions League title for the second time in his professional career.

Speaking to SRF, Shaqiri described the experience as a fairytale and said that there are many players, who have never tested success in the elite competition. He added that the Reds triumph in Europe has to be credited to manager Jurgen Klopp, who has worked tirelessly to end the club’s seven-year wait for a trophy.

Shaqiri speaks on Liverpool’s belief after reaching Champions League final

Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri has spoken about the belief in the Liverpool side after they made a stunning comeback against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final. The Reds appeared down and out after suffering a 3-0 loss in the first leg but they made a tremendous return at Anfield where they scored four goals without reply to progress.

Speaking in a press conference, Shaqiri acknowledged that the result shocked many in the footballing fraternity and there were tears among the Reds players in the dressing room, he said: “Crazy. Everyone was shocked, like they couldn't believe it. We were celebrating, some of the guys were crying. Me? No! I am just so happy, so happy to have helped. We have achieved something special. The manager didn't change things a lot. He just told us to perform, to keep going. We knew everyone had written us off because of what happened in the first leg. It was an incredible performance. If you believe - if you believe in life - anything and everything can happen.”

Paul Mariner suggests Granit Xhaka needs coaching at Arsenal

Former Premier League star Paul Mariner suggests Granit Xhaka needs more coaching at Arsenal to suit the defensive midfield role. The Switzerland international has been with the Gunners for the past two-and-a-half seasons where he has produced a mixed bag in terms of the performances for the club.

Speaking to ESPN FC, Mariner suggested that the midfielder is more suited to the holding role rather than playing in an advanced position. He added that the north London giants need to offer the midfielder with more coaching in the number six position, if he is to have a long-term future at the club, he said: “I like him in the 6 role. I don’t like him when he plays a little bit further forward or when he plays the 8 role. I don’t like him. What they should do with now is they should coach him a little bit more, so they are going to keep him.”

Arsene Wenger praises Qatar’s plans for the 2022 World Cup

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised the preparations from Qatar for the 2022 World Cup and believes the tournament would provide the fans with a brand new experience. The stadiums in the Middle East nation have been built with a distance of just 55 kms between them and that is expected to reduce the travelling burden for the players as well as the supporters.

Speaking to reporters, Wenger was impressed with the thinking behind the construction of the stadiums where the comfort of the fans and players has been given special attention, he said: “I'm impressed with the quality of the planning for the World Cup, including the thinking that is behind it. This World Cup is integrated in the community and there are a lot of plans to make sure it is not wasted after the tournament.

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