- Granit Xhaka joined Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach for £35m
- The Switzerland midfielder has hit the ground running at his new club
- Now the 24-year-old has declared that he is ‘proud to be a Gunner’
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is thoroughly enjoying himself in north London following his big-money summer move.
The Switzerland international joined Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach in a £35million close-season move and has hit the ground running in his opening months at the Emirates.
Xhaka has scored twice – including a thunderbolt against Hull – in nine games for his new club, impressing fans and pundits alike.
The Switzerland international joined Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach for £35million
Although there is some frustration amongst prominent Arsenal commentators that Xhaka has only started three Premier League games, the 24-year-old insists things could not going better in north London.
‘I’m really enjoying it here,’ he said in a Twitter Q&A with supporters.
‘Everything goes as planned, and things are really well planned here, regardless of if we are playing home or away.
Xhaka helped Switzerland to a pair of World Cup qualifying wins during the intentional break
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‘You can see it’s a club with a lot of class and that shows with everything.
‘I’m very proud to play for such a club, to be a Gunner. That makes me doubly proud to have joined this team. It’s the perfect path.’
Xhaka, who helped Switzerland to a pair of wins in World Cup qualifying, and his club team-mates return from their international duties on Saturday. Arsenal play host to a Swansea side led by new manager Bob Bradley for the first time.
The 24-year-old Swiss has talked of his pride at playing for the ‘classy’ north London club