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Ian Wright's 11-word verdict of Wenger signing sums up his Arsenal career - Our view

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Speaking on Optus Sport, Arsenal legend Ian Wright delivered a harsh yet honest verdict of Granit Xhaka after his performance against Crystal Palace last night.

The Swiss international, signed by Arsene Wenger in 2016, was arguably our best player last night. He controlled the game in the middle of the park, and helped out massively when required in our own box.

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Xhaka’s statistics topped the charts last night. He was all over the pitch and without his defensive contribution, Arsenal might not have come away from the game with a point against the Eagles.

Wright described Arsenal’s performance last night as ‘a bit like Xhaka’ – unbelievable one minute and calamitous the next, and you can’t not agree with that.

“You didn’t see it (quick, incisive play from Arsenal) today. It was very lethargic,” said Wright when asked about his former side’s performance against the Eagles yesterday.

“A bit like Xhaka – One minute he was unbelievable, the next minute he was calamitous.”

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That sums up Xhaka’s Arsenal career

There is absolutely no doubt over Xhaka’s quality as a footballer. He is fantastic with the ball at his feet and his passing is as good as any player we have had over the last few years.

However, he has a different side. He commits unnecessary fouls in dangerous areas, gets caught out of position at times and on a terrible day, he might get himself a red card.

You never know which Xhaka turns up every game and that has been his biggest problem. However, he was brilliant last night and let’s just hope he can play the same way until the end of the season.

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