Arsene Wenger believes that there is a lot to come from Granit Xhaka at Arsenal this season following his summer transfer to the north London club.
The Switzerland midfielder became the Gunners’ first signing of the summer transfer window back in May as Wenger moved quickly to bolster his squad at The Emirates.
Xhaka has featured in all three of Arsenal’s opening Premier League games and helped the Gunners beat Watford 3-1 at Vicarage Road last weekend to record their first win of the season.
And Wenger is tipping the 23-year-old to have a big impact at The Emirates this season and beyond.
Speaking in an interview with the Arsenal magazine, Wenger said: “His passing ability to play through the lines from deep positions, his work rate and his quality in the air. He’s a young boy as well, 23 years old.
“There’s a lot to come from him. We lost three midfielders – Flamini, Rosicky and Arteta – and numbers-wise we are quite solid in midfield now.
“Elneny had a big impact when he came here, Coquelin was injured for a long time and is back.”
Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table last season, 10 points behind surprise champions Leicester City.
The Gunners – who lost their opening game against Liverpool last month – return to Premier League action after the international break with a home clash against Southampton on Saturday 10 September.