Crystal Palace striker Michy Batshuayi was the star of the show after he scored twice to lead Belgium to victory over Switzerland in an international friendly played in Leuven, Belgium on Wednesday night. Batshuayi and Belgium had to do it the hard way as they came from behind to win the game.

Batshuayi ensured that the Red Devils of Belgium were able to avenge the 5-2 thrashing received from the Swiss team in their last encounter. Both teams had met in the UEFA Nations League two years ago. Hosts Switzerland trailed the Belgians by two goals in the opening 20 minutes of the game before the Red Devils collapsed for the rest of the game. Switzerland scored five unreplied goals to seal a memorable win that ensured that they qualified for the inaugural UEFA Nations League finals ahead of favourites Belgium. Benfica striker HarisSeferovicwas the man-of-the-match in that game after he scored three goals to propel his country to victory.

David Ornstein confirms injury blow for Arsenal duo

The Athletic reporter David Ornstein has confirmed that Arsenal duo Pablo Mari and Granit Xhaka have picked up injuries during the club’s recent clash against Manchester City and the former could be ruled out for the rest of the season. The north London side resumed their league action after the coronavirus shutdown with an away trip to the Etihad Stadium and it was one to forget as they were beaten by a comfortable 3-0 score.

Martin Keown urges Arsenal to replace Granit Xhaka with Thomas Partey

Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes his former club should look at the prospect of replacing Granit Xhaka with Thomas Partey. Xhaka was on the fringes of the first-team after the public altercation with the fans earlier in October but he has been able to win over most of the supporters after producing consistent displays under Mikel Arteta.

Mikel Arteta speaks on Granit Xhaka’s turnaround at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has praised the attitude shown by Granit Xhaka during the backend of the 2019/2020 campaign. The Switzerland international was involved in a furious bust-up with the fans when he was substituted during a Premier League clash against Crystal Palace in October last year and he was shortly stripped of the captaincy.

Xhaka admits it would be a great loss for Arsenal, if Aubameyang leaves

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has admitted that it would be a great loss for the Gunners, should Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang head through the exit door during the next transfer window. The Gabon international has been in fine form this term with 20 goals from 31 appearances but it is unclear whether he would remain with the club next season with his contract expiring in 12 months’ time.

Xhaka confirms Mikel Arteta changed his thought of leaving Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has confirmed that he was in discussions with Hertha Berlin in December but he opted to remain with the Gunners after being convinced by the plans of Mikel Arteta. Xhaka was involved in an ugly spat with the fans during a Premier League clash in October and he was stripped from the captaincy thereafter.

Danny Mills believes Liverpool have overpriced Xherdan Shaqiri

Former Premier League star Danny Mills believes Liverpool are demanding a rather high asking price for Xherdan Shaqiri, who has been injured during the second half of the current season. The Switzerland international arrived at Anfield from Stoke City for £13m in 2018 and he provided qualify back-up off the bench as the Reds went on to win the Champions League crown.

He, however, has struggled to command regular gametime during the current campaign and he has been sidelined for half of the campaign with a nagging calf problem. As a result, he has been tipped to head through the exit door during the summer but the £28m price tag appears inappropriate for Mills, given the forward’s mixed fortunes.

Xhaka insists he has forgotten about the bust-up with Arsenal fans

Switzerland international Granit Xhaka has said that he has forgotten about the bust-up with the Arsenal fans during the first half of the season. The midfielder was stripped from the captaincy after the incident in October and it appeared that he could head through the exit door at the beginning of the year.

Jurgen Klopp provides worrying injury update on Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Xherdan Shaqiri has yet to overcome his persistent calf issues and he is unlikely to make a comeback in the near future. The Switzerland international has not featured for the club since January 11 and Klopp is unsure over a possible return date for the attacker.

Jack Butland focused on the proceedings at Stoke City

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Xherdan Shaqiri could miss the next couple of matches for the Reds after picking up a minor hamstring problem. The Switzerland international has struggled to command a regular starting role under the guidance of Klopp over the past 12 months and he has unfortunately sustained a muscular injury when he was about to get a rare opportunity to do so in the Premier League.


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