Arsenal have announced their first signing of the summer Xhaka from Borussia Moenchengladbach and already plaudits are pouring in for the Swiss midfielder.
One is from former Arsenal defender, Johan Djourou who plays alongside Xhaka for the Switzerland national team. This what he had to say about his fellow countryman:
“Granit is a great ball player,” Djourou told the Mirror. “The guy has a magical left foot. He can ping the ball all over the place. He is a strong tackler – he is very hard going into tackles – and overall he is a very, very, very good player.”
“He can see a pass. He can tackle, he can assist. I would say, if I am being honest, there is a little bit of a Pirlo about him, just in terms of the precision that he plays the ball with. Granit can play those types of ball.”
“He can come and get the ball and ping it 40 yards onto your feet. He is that kind of player, but with more physicality to his game.”
“It is hard to give a perfect description but I would say he has a bit of Pirlo about him.”