first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 1:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.5kShares Xhaka gave a disciplined and dogged display as United were kept at bay (Picture: Getty)‘Every time I’m talking to him he’s listening, he’s willing to learn and he’s a great football player.‘And the way we want to play, there’s not as many with his quality on the ball, the way he eliminates passes, his range of pass. So I’m delighted to have him.’On Xhaka’s partnership with Torreira, Arteta added: ‘Really good. Again, he wants to fight for every ball. In training he fights for every inch.‘He is starting to understand the whole picture much better, that’s what I’m trying to do. And he’s superb in the three games he played under me. He’s been top.’MORE: Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans after victory over Manchester UnitedMORE: What Mikel Arteta told Mesut Ozil and Arsenal players on pitch after Manchester United winMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City New Arsenal boss Arteta is a huge fan of Xhaka and what he offers the team (Picture: AFP)Arteta revealed he has sat down with Xhaka to discuss his future and has convinced him to stay in north London, believing that the midfielder is a key part of his project at the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAfter Xhaka’s solid showing in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester United, Arteta said of the midfielder’s future: ‘Granit? I think he’s going to stay, yes.’Pressed on whether he had spoken to him about his future, and whether Xhaka had given assurances that he would stay, Arteta confirmed: ‘He did yes.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalOn Xhaka’s display against United, he continued: ‘Very good. I really like him. I think the way we want to play, we get him on board, he can be a tremendous player for the football club.’Expanding on what he likes so much about Xhaka, he explained: ‘It’s everything, it’s his commitment. I like the way he is, the way he lives his profession, the way he trains, how focused he is.center_img The Swiss star has quickly won over the new Arsenal head coach (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says Granit Xhaka has confirmed he will remain at the Emirates, with the Spaniard delighted to be able to count on a ‘great football player’ for the foreseeable future.The Swiss midfielder’s agent claimed Xhaka had agreed a deal to return to the Bundesliga, having clashed with fans at the Emirates, been stripped of the captaincy and exiled from the team by former boss Unai Emery.But Arteta has given every player a clean slate and started Xhaka in two of his three games in charge – only missing the Chelsea clash due to illness. Mikel Arteta confirms Granit Xhaka will stay at Arsenal and gushes over midfielder Advertisementlast_img

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