Why Xhaka absence has contributed to Arsenal’s poor form.

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Why Xhaka absence has contributed to Arsenal’s poor form.

  • Kieran Gibbs believes Arsenal are missing a player like Granit Xhaka.
  • Gibbs thinks Kai Havertz may brought in to replace him. But it hasn’t had good results yet.
  • Xhaka moved on to great form with Bayer Leverkusen.

Former Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs believes his old club is missing a player like Granit Xhaka after their recent 1-0 loss to Newcastle United.

Arsenal made some interesting reinforcements in the last summer market. In particular, they spent £105 million on Declan Rice and another £65 million on the signing of Kai Havertz.

Meanwhile, Xhaka moved to Bayer Leverkusen. And now the Swiss midfielder is an important force helping Xabi Alonso’s team show hot form and lead the Bundesliga.

Gibbs feels that the loss of Xhaka is Arsenal’s biggest problem at the moment. As it is seen as the reason their attacking style is so fluid.

“I think Xhaka’s absence has had an impact, he was probably at his best last season to be honest,” Gibbs told ยูฟ่าเบท https://ufabet999.com

“I don’t think he was underestimate last season. I just think he gets more appreciation for what he does. He looks calmer from his foul record and stuff like that. He helps clean things up and I feel like he coordinates really well with the guys.”

“He helps create balance. Especially when (Olexander) Zinchenko came in last season. And we started playing as an invert full-back. It gave Xhaka a slightly different role. I think it has a bigger impact on the team than most people think.”

“I think it’s become a problem. I think Arteta wants Havertz to take over. But it didn’t work. But it’s understandable that it hasn’t been long since the season started.”