Midfielder gets big massive praise after agreeing summer deal with Arsenal
Danny Murphy has praised Granit Xhaka for the character shown to get back into the Arsenal fold after he agreed a new deal at the club
After what seemed to be the end of his road at the Emirates in October 2019 following a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace where he was subbed off and booed for his reaction, he has turned it around and is now one of manager Mikel Arteta’s most important players.
And despite almost leaving for Hertha Berlin in January 2020 and Roma this summer, he is going nowhere after Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano recently confirmed a new Arsenal deal has been signed, which will see him stay until 2025
“I’ve never been his biggest fan I have to say,” Murphy began.
“I don’t think at times his manager used to help him I don’t mean Arteta but before then when he used to play him on his own in the holding role when he’s got a lack of athleticism.
“I have to say, since those incidents you’re talking about, the character he has shown to comeback and also comeback fitter, more determined, more disciplined, he deserves great credit.
“It’s nice to see that someone doesn’t jump ship when things arent going so well.
“To be fair to him I think he will benefit hugely when Thomas Partey gets fully fit.”
We are not the biggest fans of Xhaka either and firmly believe that there are much better options out there that would come in and help this Arsenal side get back to the top of the game
Yes he has done well to turn things around, but there is a reason why he was so close to leaving the club in the last couple of windows, and that is because he is not fully committed to the Gunners cause