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 284 articles about Granit Xhaka. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates with teammates midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (L) and midfielder Gokhan Inler after he scored the team's second goal during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Switzerland and Estonia at the Swisspo
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
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the friendly against Estonia on June 8, 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
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



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2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
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17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
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19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185