Jack Wilshere has hailed the qualities of new boy Granit Xhaka, saying his experience of playing against him makes him believe he’s the right fit for Arsenal.
The Swiss international joined the club earlier this summer for around £35m, the kind of price Arsene Wenger only pays for a first team player – so it’ll be interesting to see where exactly he’s going to use him.
Wilshere is pleased with the arrival though, getting his first glimpses of the new number 29 on the US tour.
“I’ve played against him a few times at youth level for England and also for the first team with England, so I know him quite well,” he told the official site.
“I’ve always thought he was a good player, he’s very strong and has got a good left foot. He’s a leader, he can hold the midfield together and can get things going from back to front. He’s a good signing.”
And it looks as if Xhaka has undergone his initiation while on tour. Traditionally a player has to stand up in front of everyone else and sing a song.
Based on the evidence we would not advise him to give up the day job just yet.
— Emiliano Martínez (@emimartinezz1) July 27, 2016
Thankfully he’s a much better footballer than he is a singer.