Arsenal: Granit Xhaka defends Mikel Arteta after conceding title to Man City | Football


Granit Xhaka has been at Arsenal since 2016 (Picture: Getty)

Granit Xhaka totally believes that Mikel Arteta ‘is extra than the best supervisor’ to steer Arsenal to greatness.

Arsenal’s title problem got here to an finish on Saturday following defeat at Nottingham Forest, with Manchester Metropolis lifting the Premier League trophy on Sunday following their win over Chelsea on the Etihad.

The Gunners had topped the desk forward of the Residents for thus lengthy this season however that every one modified over the past two months, with Arteta’s facet profitable simply two of their final eight video games.

This included heavy defeats to Metropolis and Brighton, in addition to poor attracts towards Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton.

Given how their season collapsed, questions have been raised over whether or not Arsenal can choose themselves again up and problem for the title once more subsequent season, particularly with Metropolis going from energy to energy and the likes of Manchester United anticipated to enhance over the summer time.

However midfielder Xhaka thinks it may possibly occur, saying: ‘We performed a fantastic season however we’ve got to maintain going, we’ve got to take the subsequent step as a result of will probably be far more tough subsequent season than this season. We all know that.

‘It’s simple to say now the place [losing the title] occurred. I imply, we all know perhaps the West Ham and Southampton recreation killed us just a little bit.

Mikel Arteta is the ‘proper man’ for Arsenal says Xhaka (Picture: Getty)

‘However nonetheless, the opposite video games we had the whole lot in our palms. After all, there was the Man Metropolis recreation the place we misplaced, however nonetheless after that I believe we have to attempt to we have to preserve [winning] so long as attainable to be there, however we didn’t.

‘In opposition to Brighton we misplaced clearly. [Against Forest] as effectively it was a really tough recreation.’

Requested whether or not Arteta is the best man to steer the membership, the 30-year-old defended his supervisor, saying: ‘You may overlook this query – he’s greater than the best supervisor for this staff.

Man Metropolis have gained the Premier League for the fifth time in six seasons (Picture: Getty)

‘We don’t must overlook how we labored for 11 months. Even once we misplaced now within the final two video games, after all the individuals see what occurs now, however don’t overlook the 11 months we labored.

‘If somebody informed us earlier than the season that we’ll be right here, I believe everybody would have signed it. Our aim for certain was to be again within the high 4. Now we’re second.

‘After all if you end up so near the title, you need to win the title. However we’re there the place we’re, need to be the place we’re, and let’s see what occurs subsequent season. We have now to go and do the subsequent step.

‘Sure after all it’s a unhappy day for us, for everybody, for all of the Arsenal followers. We didn’t need to finish like this, but it surely occurred now and the title is gone.

‘It’s perhaps tough to talk now about what occurs subsequent as a result of we’re dissatisfied and unhappy, however we’ve got to maintain going. We have now labored 11 months very effectively, I believe. Let’s benefit from the final recreation at dwelling and let’s look forwards.’

Xhaka has really been tipped with leaving the Emirates this summer time, which may imply that Sunday’s season finale towards Wolves could possibly be the Swiss star’s final outing for Arsenal.

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