Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal fans after Liverpool loss
Granit Xhaka has his say on Arsenal's situation after their 4-0 loss to Liverpool last time out
Granit Xhaka has told Arsenal fans to stay positive despite their disappointing start to the new Premier League season.
The north London side kicked off the new campaign with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Leicester City at The Emirates.
However, the Gunners then suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium before slumping to a damaging 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.
The poor run of form has left Arsenal in 16th place in the Premier League table after three games as they look to try and get their season back on track.
And Switzerland international Xhaka was left looking for the positives after the defeat by Klopp’s Liverpool at Anfield.
Xhaka told Blick: “The Liverpool game we have to analyse critically… it was a bitter defeat.
“It is not the start we wanted. But there are still 35 games ahead of us. Against Liverpool, we didn’t show up on the pitch.
“We did a lot of wrong and could not keep up with Liverpool. There are days like that, I’d prefer they didn’t happen. But if we do lose, I’d rather lose 4-0 one that suffer four 1-0 defeats.”
Arsenal return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Bournemouth at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
The north London side are aiming to win the title for the first time this season since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.
The Gunners finished in fifth place in the Premier League and won the FA Cup last season as they missed out on Champions League qualification.
They will kick off their Europa League campaign against FC Cologne at The Emirates later this month.