Granit Xhaka delivers verdict on Arsenal’s transfer deals for Willian and Gabriel

first_img Liverpool v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 13:41FullscreenLiverpool v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Xhaka’s Arsenal career appeared to be over last season when he clashed with the club’s supporters during a Premier League match against Crystal Palace.Former manager Unai Emery stripped the Switzerland international of the captaincy following the outburst.However, Xhaka has impressed for the Gunners under Arteta and said: ‘One thing is certain, I wouldn’t be in London without him.‘He was the decisive factor, with his philosophy, with his style, with his idea. I am really grateful to him for that.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I am indulging Mikel Arteta with [the FA Cup] victory. It gives him confidence and a certain security.‘We players saved a strange season with the last possible qualification for international business.‘I don’t want to imagine how the reactions would have been if we had missed the Europa League.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Liverpool stars Alisson and Thiago Alcantara could miss Arsenal clashMORE: Graeme Souness rates Arsenal’s title chances and praises seven players Granit Xhaka delivers verdict on Arsenal’s transfer deals for Willian and Gabriel Advertisement Granit Xhaka has praised Arsenal’s transfer business (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka insists new Arsenal signings Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes have added ‘a lot of quality and mentality’ to the Gunners’ dressing room.Mikel Arteta signed Brazilian forward Willian on a free transfer after he left Arsenal’s London rivals Chelsea.Magalhaes, meanwhile, completed a £23million move to the Emirates from Lille.Both Willian and Magalhaes have enjoyed promising starts to their Arsenal careers, helping the Gunners win their first three games of the 2020-21 season.ADVERTISEMENTXhaka, who joined Arsenal four years ago from Borussia Monchengladbach, has praised the club’s summer transfer activity and says Willian and Magalhaes have both brought ‘quality’ to the team.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘With Willian and Gabriel, Arsenal brought a lot of quality and mentality into the dressing room,’ Xhaka told the Swiss Telegraphic Agency.‘Willian knows how to win titles. And the extension with [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang was an important signal for all of us – we want to go back to the Champions League.’ Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 27 Sep 2020 12:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.5kShares Advertisementlast_img

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