Arsenal put in an archetypal Jekyll-and-Hyde performance against Swansea to eke out their sixth league win in a row.
Granit Xhaka saw red for a tackle on Swansea's Modou Barrow during Arsenal's thrilling 3-2 victory at the Emirates and left fans on twitter dismayed by the referee's decision, even calling upon the club to launch a formal appeal.
Arsenal wrapped up their last pre-season friendly in the United States with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Mexican giants Chivas Guadalajara on Monday.
Experienced centre-back Per Mertesacker has reportedly questioned Arsenal's title hopes along with claiming that the club were lucky to finish second last season.
The Round of 16 hasn't been the best for Arsenal players as both Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka failed to convert from the spot.
Subjected to the cruel lottery of a penalty shoot-out after settling for a stalemate at the end of normal time, new Arsenal man Granit Xhaka fluffed his penalty to send Switzerland out of the Euros and eventually became the centre of all jokes on social media.
France ended their last group stage match with a 0-0 draw against Switzerland. However, Les Bleus manager Didier Deschamps was all praise for star man Paul Pogba as the Juventus midfielder put in a markedly improved performance. Pogba was dropped from the starting XI for the Albania match after failing to impress in the opening game against Romania. However, the 23-year-old improved his game after being reinstated to the starting lineup. “Paul [Pogba] was the game’s life force during the first half – he’s got a great shot on him, he was our heart and soul,” Deschamps was quoted as saying on UEFA’s official website. “He didn’t get forward as much in the second half but he’s a player with huge potential and I’ve got great faith in him. We need Paul Pogba at the top level.” Although they would be disappointed not to get the win against Switzerland, France merely needed a draw to secure their position at the top of […]
Arsenal have emerged as favourites to land highly rated Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodriguez. TheHardTackle looks at how yet another Bundesliga signing could benefit the Gunners.
Two of Bundesliga's finest midfielders recently made their move to England; Granit Xhaka made the transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach to Arsenal, while Ilkay Gundogan joined Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, ending a successful spell at Borussia Dortmund.
We all knew this was coming for the last couple of days, but Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka has finally been officially announced by Arsenal FC as their first new signing for the 2016 summer transfer window.