Most Arsenal fans were full of praise for one of the players who featured in midfield for the team in the 3-0 victory over BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
Much of the Arsenal faithful were left disappointed last week as the team suffered a defeat which hardly anyone expected in Belarus after a very poor performance on the road.
Unai Emery did make a few changes to his side on Thursday in order to receive some kind of response and that decision paid off ultimately.
The match saw Granit Xhaka get another start in midfield as the Gunners dealt with the sudden pressure of having to avoid an early elimination from the competition they nearly won last season.
Xhaka was in great form on Thursday as he set up two of the goals from the home side as they won 3-0 to secure a spot in the round of 16 of the Europa League.
The former Bundesliga star has been criticized in the past for his performances but this time, most of the fans had nothing but praise for him after the final whistle.
Xhaka always taking care of his teammates and standing up for what’s right. Future Arsenal captain, that’s for sure.
— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) February 21, 2019
Xhaka played really well
— Harry ?⚪ (@Umpteenthgooner) February 21, 2019
Another solid display from GRANIT XHAKA.
— MAKE ARSENAL GREAT AGAIN (@jothegooner49) February 21, 2019
— ArsenalArena (@ArsenalArena) February 21, 2019
Today showed the importance of that xhaka-Ozil transition from midfield to attack. I’m not the biggest fan of Xhaka but he is vital for this team.
— B (@Arseneholic11) February 21, 2019
Controversial opinion that shouldnt be: We are a much more balanced team when Guendouzi is sitting on the bench. If you ask me Xhaka/Torreira should be our deep lying CM pivot. Ramsey or Ozil as 10 depending on game. And a Auba/Laca/Mkhi or Iwobi front line. Thats our best XI
— YoPierre14 (@Mhumm101) February 21, 2019