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Arsene Wenger Reveals Why Xhaka Will No Longer Be Benched

One of the biggest positives for Arsenal in the summer was the signing of Granit Xhaka, a deal which was the first to be completed by Arsene Wenger.

Since making the move from Borrussia Monchengladback, the midfielder have been in and out of Arsenal’s starting 11 but Wenger believes the player is already adapting well to life at Arsenal.

The Swiss midfielder has earned praise for his performances for the Gunners following his move to the north London side.

He started in his sixth Premier League game for Arsenal against Bournemouth and helped the side secured a 3-1 victory over the Cherries.

The midfielder is currently getting to grips with English football and has scored three goals in all competitions for Arsenal so far this term.

 And Wenger was pleased with the 23-year-old’s contribution in Arsenal’s victory over Bournemouth in the top flight on Sunday.

Speaking at his post-match news conference, Wenger said of Xhaka: He became better as the game went on and in the second half I think he did very well.”

He continued: We are in November, he arrived in July. It’s normal adaptation and he gets better used to the pace of the game, to the positioning on the pitch and I think his passing through the lines has played a big part today.”

Sunday’s win over Bournemouth left Arsenal in fourth place in the Premier League and three points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after 13 games of the new season.

 

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