Granit Xhaka

Born: September 27, 1992 (age 25)

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 301 articles about Granit Xhaka. Articles 1 to 40:
Alex Iwobi and Bakary Sako in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Crystal Palace on January 20, 2018
Result: Arsenal thrash Crystal Palace in return to form
Arsenal record their first win of 2018 with a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace in Saturday's Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium.
Jan 20, 16:56
Alexis Sanchez is congratulated by Granit Xhaka after scoring during the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on May 27, 2017
Granit Xhaka: 'Alexis Sanchez an example to Arsenal players'
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka describes Alexis Sanchez as "an important player" and hopes to see the Chilean forward remain in North London beyond the end of January.
Jan 18, 16:22
Eden Hazard scores from the spot past Petr Cech during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 3, 2018
Team News: Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard paired in attack for Chelsea
Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard are paired in attack for Chelsea's EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal, as Antonio Conte makes nine changes in all.
Jan 10, 19:04
Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin in action during the Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Arsenal's Francis Coquelin 'agrees £10.5m move to Valencia'
Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin reportedly agrees a £10.5m move to Valencia.
Jan 10, 16:04
Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin in action during the Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Arsenal 'open to offloading Francis Coquelin amid West Ham United interest'
Arsenal will reportedly listen to offers for midfielder Francis Coquelin, who has dropped down the pecking order.
Jan 8, 20:06
Alvaro Morata holds off Laurent Koscielny during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal on September 17, 2017
Combined XI: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
Ahead of the London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea, Sports Mole selects the strongest combined XI from both squads.
Jan 2, 16:15
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Result: Arsenal held to dramatic draw as Arsene Wenger breaks record
Arsene Wenger's record-breaking 811th match as a Premier League manager ends in disappointment as West Bromwich Albion score a late equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw.
Dec 31, 18:25
Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his side's third during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Arsenal on December 28, 2017
Result: Alexis Sanchez brace fires Arsenal past Crystal Palace
Arsenal end Crystal Palace's eight-match unbeaten streak and move to within one point of the top four courtesy of a 3-2 victory.
Dec 28, 21:53
Kevin De Bruyne in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and West Ham United on December 3, 2017
Vote for your Premier League central midfielder of the season so far
Vote for your central midfielders in the Sports Mole readers' halfway-stage Premier League Team of the Season.
Dec 24, 15:10
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Arsene Wenger praises Arsenal "spirit" in draw with Liverpool
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger praises the "spirit" of his side after the Gunners overturn a two-goal deficit to claim a 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Friday night.
Dec 23, 09:08
Philippe Coutinho heads in past Petr Cech during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Liverpool on December 22, 2017
Result: Arsenal, Liverpool share six goals in Emirates Stadium thriller
Arsenal and Liverpool play out a 3-3 draw in Friday night's Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium to see the Reds remain one point above their opponents.
Dec 22, 21:40
Philippe Coutinho heads in past Petr Cech during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Liverpool on December 22, 2017
Live Commentary: Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Arsenal's 3-3 draw with Liverpool, as the Gunners battled back from two down to eventually earn a draw.
Dec 22, 18:44
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Result: West Ham United battle to goalless draw with Arsenal
West Ham United keep a second successive clean sheet in a London derby by holding Arsenal to a goalless draw in the Premier League.
Dec 13, 21:54
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Result: Late Olivier Giroud goal earns Arsenal draw at Southampton
A late goal from Olivier Giroud earns Arsenal a 1-1 draw with Southampton in their Premier League clash at St Mary's.
Dec 10, 13:53
Romelu Lukaku celebrates Antonio Valencia's opener during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Result: Ten-man Manchester United beat Arsenal in thriller at Emirates
Manchester United close the gap on leaders Manchester City to five points courtesy of a 3-1 win over Arsenal in a pulsating clash at the Emirates Stadium.
Dec 2, 19:26
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Team News: Alexandre Lacazette starts against Manchester United
Alexandre Lacazette is passed fit to start for Arsenal as they welcome Manchester United to the Emirates.
Dec 2, 16:32
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil pictured together on November 27, 2016
Combined XI: Arsenal vs. Manchester United
Ahead of Saturday's Premier League showdown between Arsenal and Manchester United, Sports Mole selects a strongest combined XI of the two squads.
Nov 30, 12:45
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Granit Xhaka refuses to rule Arsenal out of title race
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka insists that his side can still catch Manchester City in the Premier League title race despite trailing the leaders by 12 points.
Nov 21, 09:48
Mauricio Pochettino shouts during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton on March 19, 2017
Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino criticises Arsenal's "obvious" offside goal
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino hits out at Arsenal's "obvious" offside goal in the North London derby.
Nov 18, 15:37
Alexis Sanchez fires in the second during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur on November 18, 2017
Result: Arsenal earn North London derby bragging rights
Arsenal move to within one point of Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table courtesy of a 2-0 win over their North London rivals.
Nov 18, 14:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Granit Xhaka tells Northern Ireland fans to stop complaining
Granit Xhaka claims that referee Ovidiu Hategan's contentious decision to point to the spot for Switzerland's win over Northern Ireland 'is not such a big topic'.
Nov 11, 21:26
Jack Wilshere in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Martin Keown: 'Jack Wilshere has to start in Premier League'
Former Arsenal centre-back Martin Keown calls on Arsene Wenger to hand Jack Wilshere a recall to the club's Premier League side.
Nov 7, 11:48
Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Team News: Alex Iwobi replaces Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal at Manchester City
Arsene Wenger picks Alex Iwobi up front for Arsenal as Alexandre Lacazette drops to the bench ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Nov 5, 13:22
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger offers a hand to Manchester City's Pep Guardiola following the FA Cup semi-final on April 23, 2017
Combined XI: Manchester City vs. Arsenal
Ahead of Sunday's Premier League showdown between leaders Manchester City and Arsenal, Sports Mole selects a combined XI from the two squads.
Nov 3, 11:41
Jorginho in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Arsenal considering move for Napoli playmaker Jorginho?
Arsenal could look to make a move for 25-year-old Napoli playmaker Jorginho, according to a report in the press.
Oct 30, 17:28
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Granit Xhaka: 'Arsenal character clear to see after latest comeback win'
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka talks up the character shown by his teammates to win three games in a row after falling behind in each.
Oct 29, 15:49
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Team News: Arsenal unchanged against Swansea City
Arsene Wenger names an unchanged lineup as Arsenal welcome Swansea City.
Oct 28, 14:03
Nikola Vlasic and Idrissa Gueye take on Mesut Ozil during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Result: Mesut Ozil stars as Arsenal thrash Everton
Mesut Ozil marks his recall to Arsenal's starting lineup with a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over struggling Everton at Goodison Park.
Oct 22, 15:31
Hull City manager Marco Silva during the Premier League match against Southampton on April 29, 2017
Result: Late Tom Cleverley goal earns Watford victory over Arsenal
Second-half goals from Troy Deeney and Tom Cleverley earn Watford a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League.
Oct 14, 19:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo returns for Portugal against Switzerland
Cristiano Ronaldo is reinstated to Portugal's starting XI ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Switzerland in Lisbon.
Oct 10, 18:55
Joao Mario takes credit for the first goal during the World Cup qualifier between Portugal and Switzerland on October 10, 2017
Live Commentary: Portugal 2-0 Switzerland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Portugal's 2-0 win against Switzerland, as the European champions booked their place at Russia 2018.
Oct 10, 18:45
Saul Niguez in action for Spain Under-21s against Italy Under-21s on March 27. 2017
Result: Spain book spot at 2018 World Cup
Spain book their spot at the 2018 World Cup courtesy of a 3-0 win over Albania in their penultimate Group G clash on Friday night.
Oct 6, 21:40
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Result: Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi net in Arsenal win over Brighton & Hove Albion
Goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi earn Arsenal a 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion in this afternoon's Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium.
Oct 1, 13:52
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the match against Liverpool on March 4, 2017
Team News: Arsenal restore big guns to starting XI ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion clash
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger makes nine changes from their Europa League win over BATE Borisov for Sunday's Premier League meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion.
Oct 1, 11:09
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Bournemouth on September 9, 2017
Arsene Wenger vows to keep rotating Arsenal squad
Arsene Wenger admits that he will continue to rotate his Arsenal squad this season as he attempts to juggle a busy schedule of Premier League and Europa League.
Sep 29, 19:39
Alexandre Lacazette in action for Arsenal on July 30, 2017
Result: Alexandre Lacazette nets brace in Arsenal win
Alexandre Lacazette scores twice as Arsenal record a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in Monday night's Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.
Sep 25, 21:52
A shaven-headed Jack Wilshere in action during the EFL Cup game between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers on September 20, 2017
Charlie Nicholas: 'Arsenal must not give up on talented Jack Wilshere'
Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas insists that Jack Wilshere has "too much talent" for the Gunners to "give up on him" despite his injury troubles.
Sep 24, 20:54
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

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2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool23138254282647
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton24410102435-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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