The highlight in Arsenal’s win over Hull City last weekend was not the assist and performance by youngster Alex Iwobi but the stunning goal by new boy Granit Xhaka.
Xhaka was brought in the second half of the game but stole the show with goal. Former Arsenal star Ian Wright has been talking up the qualities of the player, claiming that the Swizz has all it takes to be the Captain of Arsenal in future.
The 23-year-old was the first to join Arsenal this summer in a £35 million move (according to The Mail) from Borussia Monchengladbach early in the transfer window.
But manager Arsene Wenger has used the Switzerland international sparingly so far, with Xhaka only starting two of Arsenal’s five Premier League games.
We still cannot claim not know the player’s quality but Arsenal legend Wright seem impressed with what he has seen thus far.
“What’s got to happen is, for me, Xhaka, the way he plays, is going to have an impact on the team [when he is integrated into the first XI],” he told The Sun.
“The way he is, I’m telling you – that guy has the capabilities, from what I’ve seen of him, to be a future captain of the football club.”
Leadership is a big, big thing for Arsenal and a lack of it could be why they have failed to win a Premier League title since Patrick Vieira’s time with the armband in 2004.
Since then, Thierry Henry, William Gallas, Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie, Mikel Arteta, and most recently Per Mertesacker, have been given the captaincy, but it has not been enough to end the club’s now-infamous title drought.