Following Tuesday night’s emphatic performance in Switzerland, there have been praises from all angles for the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger’s men came within one goal of securing the club’s biggest ever victory away from home in the Champions League as they thumped Basel 4-1.
That victory at St. Jacob-Park has added more belief that Arsenal might be set for major honours come May despite all their critics.
And according to Granit Xhaka, who moved from Borussia Monchengladbach during the summer for £30m, the experience of frequently winning games in Europe proves how big his new club is.
“It’s a good experience, a nice experience,” Xhaka said after the game. “Arsenal is a very big club and it’s so much fun to play alongside my team-mates. I’m really happy here.
“I came home after five years. Here at Basel is where I made my first professional steps, I came up and grew up through the FC Basel school.
“Tonight I played against my brother for the third time [too], and it’s always special to play against him.”