Granit Xhaka

Born: September 27, 1992 (age 24)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Basel, Switzerland
Nationality: Switzerland Swiss

Position: Midfielder
Team: Arsenal (no. 10)
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on September 17, 2016
Career History
Youth2002-2010Basel
Senior2010-2012Basel
2012-2016Borussia Monchengladbach
2016-Arsenal
International2011-Switzerland
Sports Mole has 264 articles about Granit Xhaka. Articles 1 to 40:
N'Golo Kante and Aaron Ramsey in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal on September 17, 2017
Result: Chelsea, Arsenal play out goalless draw
Chelsea and Arsenal play out a goalless draw in Sunday afternoon's Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
Sep 17, 15:22
Antonio Conte and windswept Arsene Wenger during the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Preview: Chelsea vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Sunday lunchtime's Premier League meeting between champions Chelsea and London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
Sep 15, 14:01
Alexis Sanchez in action during an Arsenal training session on September 13, 2017
Team News: Alexis Sanchez starts for Arsenal
Alexis Sanchez starts for Arsenal as they welcome FC Koln to the Emirates in the Europa League.
Sep 14, 18:58
Mesut Ozil looks forlorn during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Bournemouth on September 9, 2017
Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey rested for FC Koln clash
Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are ruled out of contention for Arsenal's meeting with FC Koln in the Europa League, while Francis Coquelin is out for three weeks.
Sep 13, 14:01
Romelu Lukaku bags the second during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Result: Manchester United start Champions League campaign with a win
Manchester United open their 2017-18 Champions League Group A campaign with a 3-0 win over Swiss champions Basel at Old Trafford.
Sep 12, 21:36
Alexandre Lacazette is congratulated by Hector Bellerin after scoring during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Bournemouth on September 9, 2017
Result: Arsenal cruise past Bournemouth to return to winning ways
Arsenal return to winning ways following back-to-back defeats courtesy of a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium.
Sep 9, 16:53
Alexis Sanchez hides his face in shame during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Team News: Alexis Sanchez drops to Arsenal bench
Alexis Sanchez is named among the substitutes as Arsenal welcome Bournemouth to the Emirates.
Sep 9, 14:02
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka during the FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City on April 23, 2017
Granit Xhaka: 'We did a lot wrong at Anfield'
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka says that his team "did a lot wrong" during the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool before the international break.
Sep 3, 15:55
Valencia's Britihs coach Gary Neville gestures from the sideline during the UEFA Champions League football match Valencia CF vs Olympique Lyonnais at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on December 9, 2015.
Gary Neville blasts Arsenal after four-goal defeat
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville blasts Arsenal following their 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
Aug 27, 20:51
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring the opener during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on August 11, 2017
Preview: Stoke City vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Saturday evening's Premier League meeting between Stoke City and Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium.
Aug 17, 15:47
Alexandre Lacazette in action for Arsenal on July 30, 2017
Thierry Henry urges Arsenal to ignore "pretty" football for Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says that the team need to adapt to Alexandre Lacazette, and that means being more direct.
Aug 15, 11:46
Danny Welbeck grabs the equaliser during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on August 11, 2017
Result: Arsenal edge thrilling seven-goal opener against Leicester City
Arsenal recover from a goal down inside the final 10 minutes to beat Leicester City 4-3 at the Emirates Stadium.
Aug 11, 21:39
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Result: Arsenal beat Chelsea on penalties to win Community Shield
Arsenal win the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium after beating Chelsea 4-1 in a penalty shootout.
Aug 6, 16:11
Alex Iwobi in action for Arsenal on October 25, 2016
Result: Arsenal beat Bayern Munich on penalties in Shanghai
Arsenal beat Bayern Munich 3-2 on penalties in Shanghai after the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in normal time.
Jul 19, 14:29
Alexis Sanchez is congratulated by Granit Xhaka after scoring during the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Granit Xhaka hopes Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez resists Bayern Munich
Granit Xhaka is hopeful that Alexis Sanchez will stay at Arsenal amid reported interest from Bayern Munich.
Jun 14, 16:45
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil pictured together on November 27, 2016
Will Arsenal stars now sign fresh terms after new deal for Arsene Wenger?
Manager Arsene Wenger will now stay at Arsenal for another two years, but what does that mean for the many players who will be out of contract next summer?
Jun 1, 09:56
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring during the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Result: Aaron Ramsey wins gripping FA Cup final for Arsenal
Aaron Ramsey proves the hero for Arsenal once again in the FA Cup final, heading home the winning goal for his side to see off Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.
May 27, 19:26
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Qualifier 2nd leg match between Arsenal and Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2014
Team News: Per Mertesacker starts for Arsenal
Per Mertesacker returns for Arsenal as they face Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
May 27, 16:33
Danny Welbeck celebrates finding the winner during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on February 14, 2016
Team News: Danny Welbeck up front for Arsenal
Danny Welbeck starts ahead of Olivier Giroud as Arsenal welcome Everton.
May 21, 14:06
Alexis Sanchez, aka Alexis, celebrates scoring the second during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Sunderland on May 16, 2017
Result: Arsenal beat Sunderland to take top-four race to final day
Alexis Sanchez scores twice as Arsenal beat Sunderland 2-0 to ensure that the race for a top-four spot will go down to the final day of the season.
May 16, 21:37
Olivier Giroud waves during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on May 7, 2017
Team News: Olivier Giroud up front for Arsenal
Olivier Giroud starts up front for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger makes four changes for the trip to Stoke City.
May 13, 16:40
Shkodran Mustafi in action for Arsenal on September 10, 2016
Team News: Shkodran Mustafi replaces Laurent Koscielny for Arsenal's Southampton clash
Shkodran Mustafi replaces injured Laurent Koscielny for Arsenal in tonight's Premier League clash against Southampton.
May 10, 18:50
Arsene Wenger and Joe Mourinho shake hands during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on May 7, 2017
Arsene Wenger "surprised" by Arsenal, Manchester United cordiality
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that he was "surprised" by the lack of animosity between his side and Manchester United compared to previous editions of the rivalry.
May 9, 14:35
A general view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium on February 11, 2015
Preview: Southampton vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Wednesday evening's Premier League meeting between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium.
May 9, 13:08
Laurent Koscielny receives his marching orders during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on March 7, 2017
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny injury doubt for Southampton trip
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny could miss Wednesday's Premier League match against Southampton due to injury.
May 9, 09:31
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates after opening the scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on May 7, 2017
Granit Xhaka: 'Arsenal not giving up on top-four chase'
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka says that he is "convinced" that his side can still finish in the top four of the Premier League if they win their final four games.
May 8, 13:10
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka during the FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City on April 23, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Granit Xhaka a doubt for Southampton clash'
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka emerges as an injury doubt ahead of his side's trip to Southampton on Wednesday night.
May 8, 10:28
A maniacal Jose Mourinho tries to figure out how many matches his side have drawn at Old Trafford this season during the Premier League clash with Arsenal on May 7, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'Arsenal were not the better side'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was happy with the individual displays from his side and insists that Arsenal 'got lucky' with their win.
May 7, 19:10
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck celebrates with Alexis Sanchez after scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on May 7, 2017
Danny Welbeck hails "really important" win over Manchester United
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck challenges his side to build on their "really important" win over Manchester United during the closing stages of the season.
May 7, 18:25
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates with teammates after opening the scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on May 7, 2017
Result: Arsenal overcome Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium
Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck score the goals as Arsenal record a 2-0 win over Manchester United in Sunday's Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.
May 7, 17:50
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in action during the Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Team News: Jose Mourinho makes eight changes for Arsenal trip
Jose Mourinho makes eight changes to Manchester United's starting lineup, while Arsenal make two alterations.
May 7, 15:03
Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger shake hands before the Premier League game between Manchester United and Arsenal on November 19, 2016
Live Commentary: Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester United from the Emirates Stadium.
May 7, 14:55
Composite image a comparison has been made between Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho (L) and Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger
Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester United from the Emirates Stadium.
May 5, 18:16
Granit Xhaka sees red during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Burnley on January 22, 2017
Granit Xhaka to miss Manchester United clash
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is ruled out of the club's Premier League fixture against Manchester United with an ankle injury.
May 4, 09:40
Arsene Wenger wraps up warm during the game between Arsenal and Newcastle on January 2, 2016
Result: Arsenal's top-four hopes fade on another testing night for Arsene Wenger
Arsenal fall to a third defeat in five Premier League games, and a fourth in succession on their travels, as they come undone 3-0 at London rivals Crystal Palace.
Apr 10, 21:52
Mohamed Elneny shows his frustration during the FA Cup game between Arsenal and Watford on March 13, 2016
Team News: Three changes for Arsenal
Arsene Wenger makes three changes as Arsenal welcome West Ham United to the Emirates.
Apr 5, 18:47
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the match against Liverpool on March 4, 2017
Why Manchester City will inflict further misery on Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger will reportedly pen a two-year contract extension at Arsenal, but Manchester City can inflict further misery on the Frenchman this weekend.
Mar 28, 16:37
Granit Xhaka sees red during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Burnley on January 22, 2017
Granit Xhaka: Arsenal critics have made me look like a "foolish idiot"
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka claims that the criticism his side have faced this season is over the top, but admits the expectation levels are completely new to him.
Mar 24, 10:14
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Arsenal on April 9, 2016
Result: Arsenal misery continues as they fall to defeat at The Hawthorns
Centre-back Craig Dawson scores twice for West Bromwich Albion to help his side to a 3-1 win over Arsenal, piling further pressure on Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
Mar 18, 14:24
Olivier Giroud celebrates during the Champions League game between Arsenal and PSG on November 23, 2016
Team News: Arsene Wenger names strong Arsenal side
Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud both start as Arsenal welcome non-league Lincoln City in the FA Cup.
Mar 11, 16:32



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