Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka scored his first goal for Arsenal against Hull City, and fans on Twitter took the opportunity to say something they’ve wanted to say for a long time.
The Gunners ran out comfortable winners against Hull City, as goals from Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Granit Xhaka helped them run out 4-1 winners. The Swiss midfielder produced a beauty of a goal in extra-time.
Xhaka’s long range shot flew into the top corner and Twitter erupted with praise for the 23-year-old.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 17, 2016
— ㅤㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@WengerTactic) September 17, 2016
Bloody hell! #Xhaka
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 17, 2016
Granit Xhaka is an awesome player. Only 23 too, what an incredibly bright future he has ahead of him….
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) September 17, 2016
I’ve wanted someone to score that Xhaka goal for 5 years
— Cookie (@SimplyCookie_) September 17, 2016
I’ll put my neck on the line right now an say that within 2 years Xhaka will be our captain and as influential as Petit/Vieira were!
— Mr DT #MrPasona © (@mrdt2016) September 17, 2016
Still cant forget xhaka goal last night. Every arsenal fans lose their mind 💕💕💕💕
— Arif Anuar (@raunafira) September 18, 2016
I think Xhaka did it better than Hendo, but maybe it’s just me.
— lizard. (@barrynotallen) September 18, 2016
Xhaka’s goal gave me goosebumps
— Zogba (@SmallKeddo) September 18, 2016
That Granit Xhaka goal has me like.. https://t.co/9kMR0oTTrM
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) September 17, 2016
Xhaka was signed from Borussia Monchengladbach earlier this summer for a reported £30 million. He has been left on the bench by Arsene Wenger recently, but made a strong case for his selection with the screamer against Hull.
Gooners took the opportunity to come up with a new catchphrase for their player.
@DzonAFC imagine, all PL sides think we’re easy to play because we never shoot from far range. Now, Xhaka. Boom. Xhaka. Laka.
— Geranal Gröcanön (@grocanon) September 17, 2016
Just seen Xhaka’s goal. Pure fire. Craving a headline tomorrow of: ‘Boom Xhaka Laka’ 🔥
— Robert Hughes (@RobHughes27) September 17, 2016
Been waiting to say this for awhile, so here goes:
— Div Höng (@divyanghong) September 17, 2016
That boom-Xhaka-laka cannon though #UpTheArsenal
— Tobokiboki (@toboq) September 17, 2016
BOOM XHAKALAKA BEEN WAITIN TO SAY THAT
— BORUSSIA (@hfauci) September 17, 2016