Granit Xhaka has received criticism from former Tottenham player Garth Crooks despite being included in his team of the week for the most recent round of Premier League games.
Granit Xhaka has received a lot of criticism while playing for the Gunners, but under Mikel Arteta this season, he has excelled. On Sunday, when the Gunners defeated Brentford handily, he turned in one of his best performances to date.
Granit Xhaka Slammed By Garth Crooks
The box-to-box midfielder for Switzerland played the entire 90 minutes and provided a lovely assist for Gabriel Jesus’ goal. Crooks included him in his team of the week as a result of his performance, even though the pundit has long harboured animosity for the Arsenal player.
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Garth Crooks wrote in his BBC sports column that Granit Xhaka is not his favourite and Granit Xhaka comes out as confrontational, too aggressive, and just annoying. He continued to say that Granit Xhaka is, nonetheless, a very good player when he is on and Xhaka ought to have left Arsenal a long time ago.
But for some reason according to Garth Crooks, Granit Xhaka has not only remained with the club, but now, due to his current popularity, he also periodically dons the captain’s hat. He and Arsenal both displayed strong performances against Brentford.
Garth Crooks said that he would like to know why Brentford didn’t prepare for this game, but the Gunners were so excellent that he has a sneaking suspicion that even if they had, nothing would have changed because of how fantastic Arsenal was.
Aaron Ramsdale, William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus, and Granit Xhaka were the other three Arsenal players named to Crooks’ side of the week. The analyst is convinced Mikel Arteta is assembling a team that will succeed.
He added that finding a top goalkeeper has not been simple for Arsenal, and they have no comparable player to David Seaman. However, it appears that Arsenal has found a goalkeeper in Aaron Ramsdale who fits the type of team Mikel Arteta is attempting to assemble.
According to Garth Crooks, Gabriel Jesus has been acting possessed ever since he put on an Arsenal shirt and he is extremely passionate and hungry for the game. Not only is he leading the line for the Gunners, but he also scores goals. He also said that it was beyond his comprehension as to why Brazil did not choose him for their national squad during the break in international play.
Arsenal has reclaimed first place in the Premier League, one point ahead of defending champions Manchester City, thanks to the contributions of the four players chosen. They will play their next match in the premier league against fierce rivals Tottenham in the first North London derby of the year in a fortnight.