Jamie Redknapp said Sky Sports Football (5:09 p.m. 26 March 2022) that he was shocked by the way Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka played for Switzerland at Euro 2020.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool midfielder has added that he cannot trust Arsenal midfielder Xhaka due to his disciplinary record.
Xhaka received 48 yellow cards and four red cards in the Premier League so far in his career.
The Sky Sports pundit has added that the Arsenal midfielder, 29, lacks pace.
Redknapp said of Xhaka: “I fight with this guy because he was as good a midfielder as anyone at Euro. He was brilliant and he shocked me.”
The Sky Sports pundit added: “When you play him you always get the feeling that maybe there’s a lack of composure or maybe he’s issuing a warning or sending off.
“His lack of pace certainly doesn’t help him but I have to admit he was fantastic in the Euros.”
Granit Xhaka a key player for Arsenal
In our opinion, Xhaka is an important player for Arsenal despite being sent off.
We know Arsenal fans are frustrated with the 29-year-old but we cannot ignore the fact that manager Mikel Arteta and his predecessors have played against him on a regular basis.
Xhaka gave an assist 17 Premier League games for Arsenal so far this season.
The Arsenal No. 34 made 29 starts and two substitutes in the Premier League for the Gunners last season, scoring one goal and providing two assists.
Xhaka has scored nine goals in 178 Premier League appearances so far in his career.
Now there is speculation that AS Roma want to sign Xhaka in the summer transfer window.
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal sell the Swiss midfielder.
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