“He is been a revelation” – Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn heaps reward on Granit Xhaka as Premier League title hots up
Nigel Winterburn praised Granit Xhaka for his renaissance in an Arsenal shirt and believes the Swiss midfielder’s inventory has risen immeasurably.
The Gunners legend believes Xhaka has benefitted from being deployed in a extra superior position by Mikel Arteta and answered his critics by a collection of spectacular shows.
Chatting with FourFourTwo by way of Free Bets (opens in new tab), he stated, “I believe the participant that got here below most stress was Xhaka.
“In direction of the top of final 12 months, Mikel Arteta shifted him ahead and he is been a revelation in that position.
“From what I perceive, he is a straight-shooter character inside the dressing room and across the coaching floor. That little swap which Mikel Arteta launched has been pivotal in the best way that we have performed at occasions.”
Winterburn additionally heaped praised on the much-missed William Saliba and believes that the Frenchman could be the very best geared up among the many present Arsenal crop to suit into George Graham’s defence.
“To get into George Graham’s group, you must be a powerful defender and Saliba might are available and try this.
“However that again 4 that I performed in, and even the one after I left, with Sol Campbell in there, was very, very sturdy.
“The sport has modified now, however if you happen to’re taking a look at all spherical defensive potential, then I believe Saliba could be the one one which I might go for to suit into George’s group.”