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
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Career History
Youth2002-2010Basel
Senior2010-2012Basel
2012-2016Borussia Monchengladbach
2016-Arsenal
International2011-Switzerland
Sports Mole has 329 articles about Granit Xhaka. Articles 1 to 40:
Alexandre Lacazette is congratulated by Hector Bellerin after scoring during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Bournemouth on September 9, 2017
Result: Arsenal pull away from West Ham United with late rally
Alexandre Lacazette scores twice as Arsenal rally late on to beat West Ham United 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium.
15:26
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
Arsenal 'ready to sell Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi'
James Maddison and Ryan Fredericks are reportedly summer transfer targets for Arsenal, who will attempt to offload Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi to make room.
Apr 21, 09:56
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring the Gunners' second during the Europa League quarter-final game between Arsenal and CSKA Moscow on April 5, 2018
Team News: Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang paired together
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both handed starts as Arsenal take on Newcastle United.
Apr 15, 12:33
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Preview: Newcastle United vs. Arsenal - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park.
Apr 13, 16:32
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Team News: Arsenal make six changes ahead of CSKA Moscow clash
Arsenal make six changes to their starting XI for Thursday night's Europa League quarter-final second leg at CSKA Moscow.
Apr 12, 19:12
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka during the FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City on April 23, 2017
Granit Xhaka to miss Arsenal, CSKA Moscow game with flu
Arsene Wenger reveals that Granit Xhaka will not take part in Arsenal's Europa League quarter-final second leg at CSKA Moscow due to flu.
Apr 11, 22:22
Danny Welbeck of Arsenal during the Europa League match against Ostersunds FK on February 22, 2018
Result: Danny Welbeck bags brace as Arsenal see off Southampton
Danny Welbeck's brace helps Arsenal claim a hard-fought 3-2 win over Southampton in Sunday's Premier League encounter at the Emirates Stadium.
Apr 8, 16:11
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Nice boss Lucien Favre in contention to replace Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger?
Nice boss Lucien Favre is reportedly in contention to replace Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at the end of the season.
Apr 7, 11:15
Alexandre Lacazette in action for Arsenal on July 30, 2017
Team News: Alexandre Lacazette leads Arsenal attack against CSKA Moscow
Alexandre Lacazette starts up front for Arsenal in their Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash with CSKA Moscow.
Apr 5, 18:58
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal must improve defensively'
Arsene Wenger is pleased with Arsenal for triumphing over AC Milan in the Europa League but admits that the Gunners "have to improve defensively".
Mar 15, 22:42
Jack Wilshere in the Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Jack Wilshere: 'Arsenal needed victory against AC Milan'
Jack Wilshere is happy that Arsenal got "the job done" against AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League and admits that his side "needed" victory.
Mar 15, 22:24
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic reacts to a missed chance during his side's Champions League Group H clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on September 13, 2017
Europa League roundup: Borussia Dortmund knocked out by Red Bull Salzburg
Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan and Athletic Bilbao are three of the biggest casualties at the last-16 stage of this season's Europa League.
Mar 15, 22:02
Mesut Ozil in action during the Premier League game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal on March 4, 2018
Result: Arsenal oust AC Milan to reach Europa League quarter-finals
Danny Welbeck bags a brace to help Arsenal reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League courtesy of a 3-1 second-leg victory in the last 16 against AC Milan.
Mar 15, 21:55
Mesut Ozil in action during the Premier League game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal on March 4, 2018
Live Commentary: Arsenal 3-1 AC Milan - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's Europa League coverage as Arsenal beat AC Milan 3-1 in the second leg of their last-16 clash at the Emirates Stadium.
Mar 15, 19:35
Mesut Ozil in action during the Premier League game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal on March 4, 2018
Granit Xhaka lauds Arsenal "togetherness" after Europa League win over AC Milan
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka heaps praise on his teammates for showing "togetherness" during the club's 2-0 win over AC Milan at San Siro in the Europa League.
Mar 8, 21:03
Gabriel Jesus scores for Manchester City against Basel in the Champions League on March 7, 2018
Result: Manchester City through to Champions League quarter-finals despite Basel defeat
Manchester City book their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 2-1 to Basel in the second leg of their last-16 tie at the Etihad Stadium.
Mar 7, 21:39
Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring the second during the Champions League group game between Manchester City and Napoli on October 17, 2017
Team News: Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus start for Manchester City
Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus are both handed a place in the Manchester City starting lineup for the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie with Basel.
Mar 7, 18:36
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
Dermot Gallagher: 'Arsenal's Granit Xhaka didn't deserve penalty at Brighton'
Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher suggests that Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka dived to try to win a penalty against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Mar 5, 18:09
Calum Chambers and Gaetan Bong in action during the Premier League game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal on March 4, 2018
Result: Brighton & Hove Albion add to Arsene Wenger's woes at Arsenal
Brighton & Hove Albion move into the top 10 of the Premier League table courtesy of a 2-1 win over Arsenal in Sunday's clash at the Amex Stadium.
Mar 4, 15:26
Leroy Sane in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on December 16, 2017
Result: Merciless Manchester City cruise past Arsenal
Manchester City score three unanswered first-half goals to cruise to a 3-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, restoring their 16-point lead at the top.
Mar 1, 21:35
Mesut Ozil celebrates getting the opener during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Combined XI: Arsenal vs. Manchester City
Ahead of Sunday's EFL Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City, Sports Mole selects the strongest combined XI from both squads.
Feb 23, 13:49
Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Hector Bellerin: 'I don't listen to Arsenal Fan TV'
Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin says that he does not listen to Arsenal Fan TV, adding that the channel does not affect the players.
Feb 17, 13:31
Shkodran Mustafi celebrates opening the scoring during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur on November 18, 2017
Combined XI: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole selects a strongest combined XI from Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal ahead of Saturday's North London derby at Wembley.
Feb 8, 16:55
Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea unlucky against Arsenal'
Antonio Conte insists that Chelsea "were unlucky" to lose to Arsenal in their EFL Cup semi-final second leg as the opposition goals were "two deflections".
Jan 24, 22:57
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal were scared in first half against Chelsea'
Arsene Wenger admits that Arsenal were "a bit scared" to confront Chelsea in the first half of their EFL Cup semi-final second leg, which finished 2-1 to the Gunners.
Jan 24, 22:44
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka scores the winner in his side's EFL Cup semi-final with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018
Result: Arsenal down Chelsea to reach EFL Cup final
Arsenal book their place in the final of the EFL Cup courtesy of a 2-1 win over Chelsea in their semi-final second leg at the Emirates Stadium.
Jan 24, 21:54
Jack Wilshere, Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 3, 2018
Live Commentary: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea (Arsenal win 2-1 on aggregate) - as it happened
Relive Arsenal's 2-1 win over Chelsea as the Gunners book their place in the final of the EFL Cup courtesy of a come-from-behind victory at the Emirates Stadium.
Jan 24, 19:00
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 talks up 'big Wembley chance' against Chelsea
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka talks up the 'big chance' awaiting the Gunners ahead of Wednesday evening's EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Chelsea.
Jan 24, 13:15
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

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