Xhaka discloses secret behind goal-scoring exploits at Arsenal
Xhaka reveals the secret behind goal-scoring exploits at Arsenal.
With the Swiss star claiming that he was “born like a striker,” Granit Xhaka has divulged the secrets to his prolific goal-scoring record at Arsenal.
The 30-year-old has developed a reputation as a no-nonsense midfielder over the course of his career, with a checkered history on the red card front indicating that his style has tended to be more about hard work than cunning.
However, Xhaka has scored four goals in the 2022–23 season, which is more than he did in the previous three seasons combined. He claims he has always had a knack for scoring goals.
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Xhaka, who has enjoyed a remarkable reversal in fortune at Emirates Stadium, has told the Evening Standard: “I was born like a striker. No, really! Until I was 12 or 13 I was playing like a striker and then they put me in midfield. Now you know that, so let’s see how many people talk about it!”
Xhaka’s exploits when being deployed further forward by Mikel Arteta have allowed Arsenal to take 11 victories and 34 points from 13 Premier League games this season. On being top of the table, Xhaka added: “I am not surprised, because in pre-season I had a good feeling at how everything was working. The team spirit we built then was something I didn’t have at this club until now. I knew this season could be a special one for everyone, for ourselves, for the club.”
The Gunners have one more fixture to take in before hitting the World Cup break, with a trip to Wolves set to be made on Saturday.