Swiss Midfielder Talks about Settling into Life in the Premier League

Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka has been subjected to much criticism since his £ 35 million move to Arsenal last summer.

Even after having spent such a vast sum of money on a player from German football, Arsenal have been unable to enjoy a strong campaign. In fact, the club are looking set to miss out on the Champions League campaign for next season as a result of finishing outside the top four. Arsenal, though, are ending the season with a flourish once again with Granit Xhaka one of the best players over the last few weeks. His form once again came to the fore when he scored one of the goals in the 2-0 win over Manchester United.

Even though the goal came about as a result of taking a huge deflection,Xhaka was not worried. This was only his second goal of the season. The 24-year-old has managed two goals and two assists in 31 league appearances. Fans feel that he is not the top notch signing that the club need to have in order to qualify for the Champions League regularly and also fight for the major titles.

Yet,Xhaka is confident of making a major impact at Arsenal in coming years, as he is feeling relatively satisfied with his first season in English football. A Swiss International,Xhaka has made 50 appearances for the Switzerland national team since his debut in 2011.

“In football you get criticised if you are sent off. It’s my style of play and nobody can make me change that. Even if I get another red card, then that [is what] happens. You become cleverer, and since my [last] red card, I think things have improved. I don’t know if that’s really the case, I don’t think so. I’m not really a fan of talking about myself too much, maybe others should judge,” said Xhaka.