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Arsenal new signing Granit Xhaka has been warned he must step up his game if he wants to succeed at Arsenal.
This warning was coming from his compatriot and former Switzerland international Stephane Henchoz who is a former Liverpool defender. Henchoz believes Xhaka must improve his game after making the switch from the Bundesliga to the Premier League. The midfielder became the Gunners first summer signing after he completed a £33m move to the Emirates last month and Henchoz had a piece of advice for him.
“He is a good player but I don’t think he is yet a top player,” Henchoz said, as quoted by football365.
“He can improve with his move to Arsenal obviously, but he will have to step up his game.
“He used to play as a number eight, he used to play a bit more forward, and now he is playing as a holding midfield player, as a number six.
“He has got a great range of passing. He can play with both feet, short, long passes, he has got good height, he can score goals – long range shots he has got no problem with. But with the national team he hasn’t delivered just yet.
“We played Belgium at home last week and we expected more from him. We expect him to be the leader that gets on the ball every time and he hasn’t done that just yet. He was more comfortable with his side in Germany, Monchengladbach.
“For Arsenal fans, they can look forward to Xhaka in the team, but he will have to step up his game.”