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Wenger reveals Xhaka struggles

2016-11-26 14:38:00, Views: 789, TM

Wenger reveals Xhaka struggles

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger concedes that midfielder Granit Xhaka is struggling to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League.

The Swiss international became the Gunners' third most expensive signing in their history following his £34million move from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer, but he has failed to hold down a regular place.

The 24-year-old has started just three Premier League matches since August and Wenger says the midfielder has struggled to find his feet in England, although he remains confident he will become a long-term success at the Emirates Stadium.

"He needs to adapt, then we need to find the balance," Wenger said. "We have the positional play, he plays in a deeper lying midfield position, he passes through the lines.

"He needs to adapt to the way we play and the tactical pace of the English game. I am confident he will do very well."

Xhaka has come on as a late substitute in the last two matches but will be hoping to force his way back into the starting line-up for Sunday's home clash with Bournemouth.


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