According to the revelation of Xhaka, Arsene Wenger’s first words were pivotal in his decision to join Arsenal as it convinced him totally to sign for the North London Club.
Granit Xhaka, the tenacious midfielder completed a transfer worth £30 million pounds last month after a 12 months transfer saga. But the Swiss midfielder who was dubbed the “young Schweinstiger” by the Switzerland manager has revealed the secret behind his decision to join Arsenal and added that the Arsenal Manager completed the transfer himself.
“It was madness, he is a legend for me” he said. “He suddenly is on the mobile and wants me. I will never forget his first sentence. He said “if you want to enjoy football, you have to join us. Here is the paradise. He has an incredibly calm but convincing manner. It makes me proud to work under such a coach” revealed Granit Xhaka.
With Coquelin still in Arsenal, it will be interesting to see who between the Frenchman and Xhaka will be first team choice next season. Certainly Wenger will pair one of them with either Elnenny, Santi, Wilshere or Ramsey. There is definitely no room for both of them in the same team unless there are injury crisis which is possible considering we are talking about Arsenal here.