Arsenal have recovered some decent form after their horrific start to life post-lockdown. The Gunners are now unbeaten in five and still have hopes of playing European football next season.
Several players have stepped up their form in that time. Kieran Tierney, Emi Martinez, and Bukayo Saka have been particularly impressive. But one player’s turnaround has certainly caught the attention of several Arsenal fans.
Granit Xhaka has put in a string of decent performances in recent weeks.
The Swiss international appears to have rescued his Arsenal career under the management of Mikel Arteta and it is quite the reversal considering his low point in October.
Xhaka was booed by fans after a sub-par performance against Crystal Palace and responded with his own vitriol.
The fall-out saw Xhaka stripped of the Arsenal captaincy and saw the player heavily linked with an Arsenal exit.
But it seems some fans are now ready to forgive him over the incident.
His recent form and renewed commitment has helped some Arsenal fans get over his October misdemeanor and plenty are just happy he is now performing at a high level.
Thanks for not listening to our hate. 😒😥
— Onyeoma Kelvin❁ (@KelvinOnyeoma) July 10, 2020
If there ever was a player who has went on to prove every single person wrong, Xhaka is that guy 👏🏿
— Tinock (@tinock_max) July 10, 2020
He deserves a new deal as well
— Evan Gooner (@EvanGooner) July 10, 2020
Absolutely love him
— Chidozie (@Necato1) July 10, 2020
Has come through the mire, strong willed, must keep going though. Playing more forward passes these days too! 👊🏾
— Xhaka Can! (@darren_seaby) July 10, 2020
One of our most important players since Arteta took the job
— a (@MartinelliClass) July 10, 2020
I honestly think it’s time to give back the captains armband to him 💪©️
— Matte™ 🇸🇪 (@Matte_afc) July 10, 2020
Not his biggest fan but credit where it’s due he’s massively improved under Arteta
— Lil Chumpy 🌹#WeCareDoYou (@LilChumpy15) July 10, 2020
Highly improved player.
I didn’t really care much about his actions at the Crystal Palace game. Fans were giving it to him, he was giving it back.
The crazy thing is, we were also getting an idea of how good he was under Emery at the start.
— JF (@matchl3ss) July 10, 2020
Everybody should be raving about xhaka cause when he was bad everybody was very vocal they need that same energy for the way he been excellent since arteta
— SHANKS (@SR_Afc) July 10, 2020
How the tables have turned
— Daniel PinningtonLFC (@Pinnington33Dan) July 10, 2020
— Wayne Travers Jr. (@WayneTraversJr1) July 10, 2020