It’s no secret that Granit Xhaka has had fluctuating fortunes in an Arsenal shirt. At times he has looked out of place, like a round peg in a square hole. Committing rash tackles that could prematurely end someone’s season, whilst at the same time showing his ineptitude in the role of a holding midfielder. These short comings have been highlighted more times than a collection of willing female participants at the local hairdressers. I have been amazed by the amount of patience he has been afforded since his arrival from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2016 for a princely sum of around £30 Million plus. EverythingRead More →

The Carabao Cup isn’t the most prestigious cup on the planet but it has offered up a number of encounters that has made it essential viewing. If Derby’s win against United was the stuff of dreams, Hazards goal for Chelsea against Liverpool raised the credibility bar by several heavenly notches. Arsenal were up against a Brentford side fizzing with confidence and desire, which is always an accident waiting to happen for any premier league outfit. As if to illustrate the fundamental gulf between the two sides, Arsenal’s second goal certainly reinforced the point. Mkhitaryan, to Iwobi, into the path of Monreal, across to a waitingRead More →