Arsenal picked up a spectacular 4-2 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last night and Granit Xhaka was absolutely incredible for the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta’s side went into the game on the back of three consecutive defeats to Crystal Palace, Brighton and Southampton. Many people expected us to get hammered by the European champions, but we stepped up.
Four goals made in Hale End from Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka and a brace from Eddie Nketiah got us a very impressive victory and we’re right back in the mix to finish inside the top four.
Leader Granit Xhaka demands more from Arsenal after Chelsea win
The Hale End trio will get all the plaudits for their goals yesterday and rightly so. However, Xhaka was arguably the best player on the pitch, from the first minute till the very last.
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The Swiss international remained calm and composed on the ball, took up some really good positions and was continuously seen talking to the players around him to keep them focused.
Xhaka didn’t wear the captain’s armband yesterday but the way he performed and took responsibility in the middle of our park showed us what a truly fantastic leader he is.
Just like any leader would, Xhaka, through an Instagram post, demanded more from his Arsenal teammates right after the our fantastic win against Chelsea last night.
Back to work
The Premier League, like they always are, have been extremely kind to us again. They’ve decided to give Manchester United an extra day to prepare for the big game this weekend, which is not unfair at all, right?
Unfortunately for Arsenal, there’s nothing we can do. We just have to get on with things and as Xhaka’s Instagram post read, we go straight back to work to prepare for the game on Saturday.
The win at Stamford Bridge yesterday really is massive and the players’ confidence will be sky high now. However, we must just let the celebrations go and focus on what’s next, which is a hugely important fixture.
Xhaka will once again be a key man for the Gunners this weekend and if he has a good game, we should be able to come away with another win.