Granit Xhaka admits he would not be at Arsenal again if Mikel Arteta had not moved in.
The Swiss midfielder has had a rough relationship with the Gunners fans and the problem was even more severe during the bad times under Unai Emery ‘s delegation. The captain’s armband was given to Xhaka, but he was confiscated after cursing and making inappropriate gestures at supporters against Crystal Palace in 2019.
However, Arteta has entrusted Xhaka and passed. He has continued to play, and the 29-year-old admits he would not be at the Emirates Stadium any more without this manager
. this anymore He helped me a lot during a time when I was completely desperate,” he told UFABET.
“He accepted me, helping me with trivial matters, little by little, both tactically and mentally as a person. Help connect the team and the club. And try to help me like the fans. He’s really crazy but in a good way.”
“He knows everything tactically. Both preparing the team before practice and before the competition. It’s unbelievable. I have worked with many coaches. But I have to give Mikel one of the best coaches in my career.”
Jose Mourinho is believed to have wanted to bring Xhaka to the army last summer. But the midfielder ended up extending his contract until 2024.