Granit Xhaka reveals which Arsenal legend is one of his idols

Granit Xhaka reveals that he is a huge fan of Patrick Vieira and what he achieved during his time at Arsenal

Granit Xhaka has revealed that Patrick Vieira is one of the Arsenal legends he looked up to.

The Switzerland international has made a strong start to life at The Emirates following his summer transfer to the north London club.

Xhaka has been a regular fixture in the Arsenal side following Francis Coquelin’s injury setback and has earned plenty of praise for his performances.

The 23-year-old will be hoping to enjoy a long and successful career at Arsenal following his move.

And the midfielder revealed that Gunners legend Vieira is one of his idols.

Speaking in a Twitter Q&A with supporters, Xhaka said: “Well there are a lot of legends at this club, so I wouldn’t want to highlight one but if I have to I’d go for Patrick Vieira.

“He played in my position, so that’s why I’ll select him.”

Xhaka will be hoping to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners return to Premier League action this weekend with a clash against Swansea City at The Emirates on Saturday.

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

The Gunners were 1-0 winners over Burnley before the international break and currently sit in third place in the Premier League table, two points behind leaders Manchester City after seven games.

Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho names Chelsea FC legends as his footballing idols
Timo Werner
‘He was poor today’: Pundit slams Chelsea FC star after 1-1 draw with Man United
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel admits ‘it wasn’t easy’ for Chelsea FC star against Man United
Mikel Arteta
‘Quite brilliant’: BBC Sport pundit raves about 21-year-old Arsenal star
Mikel Arteta
Micah Richards praises ‘excellent’ Arsenal summer signing after win over Newcastle
Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho names Chelsea FC legends as his footballing idols
Timo Werner
‘He was poor today’: Pundit slams Chelsea FC star after 1-1 draw with Man United
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel admits ‘it wasn’t easy’ for Chelsea FC star against Man United
Mikel Arteta
‘Quite brilliant’: BBC Sport pundit raves about 21-year-old Arsenal star
Mikel Arteta
Micah Richards praises ‘excellent’ Arsenal summer signing after win over Newcastle
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature