Arsene Wenger explains what how Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka has improved

The Arsenal manager believes Granit Xhaka is howing his growing stature in the Gunners midfield

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka Photo: The Sport Review

Arsene Wenger hailed Granit Xhaka’s progress in the Arsenal team after the midfielder scored in Sunday’s 2-0 win against Manchester United.

The Gunners signed Xhaka in a £33m deal from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach in the 2016 summer transfer window as Wenger made the versatile midfielder was of his most-expensive signings.

Xhaka has struggled to assert his authority on the Premier League and the defensive midfielder has been criticised for his lack of discipline after being sent off against Swansea City and Burnley.

The Switzerland international scored Arsenal’s opening goal in a 2-0 win against Manchester United thanks to a deflected strike off Ander Herrera in the 54th minute.

Discussing Xhaka’s performance against the Red Devils, Wenger told BBC Sport:

“He has improved from the start to now. He is slowly gaining stature in midfield.”

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Danny Welbeck doubled Arsenal’s lead in the second half thanks to a powerful header against his former club Manchester United.

The Gunners are in sixth place in the Premier League table and two points behind Manchester United.

Arsenal will take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley later this month.

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