Date: 31st July 2016 at 5:23pm
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Despite our frustrations at Arsene Wenger over the lack of a new striker the signing of Granit Xhaka appears to be a very good one. He is highly rated across Europe, has an insane pass completion rate and could well be the on-field leader we`ve been lacking.

Xhaka made his first appearance for the club on Friday in a 2-1 win over the MLS All Stars, and looked right at home in this Arsenal team. The player himself says the transition to Arsenal has been a simple one because he fits the club like a glove.

“It`s a really nice feeling to play for such a great and big club for the first time,” Granit said after the match. “I really enjoyed it and I think it showed on the pitch that I`ve been welcomed really well, that I have the trust of my team-mates. I`m really pleased to have finally played my first game.

“This club fits to me and I fit to it. Arsenal play attractive football and I enjoy that. I think you could see today that this team has a lot of quality and we`ll give our all to show that on the pitch.

“We will give our all to win something. I`ve already noticed how high the expectation levels are at this club. You realise that quickly. But we`ll go from game to game and will make sure that we`re well prepared for every game.”

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