Granit "The Hacker" Xhaka | Likes his greens

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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Bebe may have been marginally worse (subjective), but Dong was far better. He just never got a chance to showcase his skills to the OT faithful.
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    Seaman New Member

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    Absolute nonsense. Xhaka is a player with clear flaws but fantastic left foot. Give him space and he can play great balls. He doesnt deal with pressure well and can be an idiot sometimes. But he is good PL player. But offcourse we live in a world where everything has to be exaggerated.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Tbf, I've agreed that he is actually the second worst PL player of all-time. My revised list is 1) Jay Spearing 2) Xhaka 3) Alia Dia (closely followed by Bebe but doing a top 4 list would be silly and far too subjective).

    I admit I may have slightly exaggerated calling him the worst but he is definitely by far the second worst PL player of all-time. I will only be open to re-amending my list subject to further information being made available about poor quality players playing in the PL era.
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    Swiss_Red89 New Member

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    I think Djemba-Djemba is also in with a shout...But i accept your list, switzerlands best central midfielder of the last 20 years or even more is in the top 3 of the PL all time worst players. We're really shit aren't we?:lol:
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    He was nothing more than a foul machine, and should have been sent off to go with giving away a penalty.

    What was it, seven fouls? Was absolutely disgraceful refereeing that he stayed on the pitch for the full 90. Somehow escaped a yellow for the penalty as well.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Djemba x 2 was the next Keane, don't forget. He also scored against Leeds.
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    My god I'm so, so sorry.
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    Swiss_Red89 New Member

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    Thinking about it, it really is the case.
    Maybe Johann Vogel (played for PSV, Milan, Betis Sevilla and Blackburn) can match him, but if i had to choose it would be Xhaka.
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    Inler was pretty good for Napoli for a little spell, wasn't he?
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    Really? In terms of talent he is not even close to being among the worst ever.
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    Does he play poorly for Switzerland as well or are his performances better when compared to Arsenal?
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    GifLord The gif that keeps on giffing

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    No way he's better than Sforza :houllier:
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    Grinner Fat gutted, hairy shouldered, stinky Arse. Staff

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    He's alright, not good enough for a title-winning side which is why we have him I suppose. If he didn't do so many stupid tackles I'd like him a lot more.
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    Swiss_Red89 New Member

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    Yeah Sforza definetly is a good shout...forgot about him. But i would say they are/were on equal levels.

    Inler had a good spell in the Serie A yes, but i personally never rated him. He was technically to limited and as soon as he faced high tempo football he struggled. That's why he only visited the bench and the stands at Leicester in 2016.

    He plays solid and good most of the time. He is the key player for the possesion based football our Coach Petkovic wants to play. And most important, he very rarely has the brainfarts he shows regulary for Arsenal. Hard to say what's the reason for this.
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    Xyx New Member

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    He's actually a fairly good player if you don't judge him mainly on the rash tackles and the few misplaced passes he makes that get exaggerated. His major weakness is that he's not good under pressure. However, in nearly every match where he doesn't start we end up playing noticeably worse than usual because we miss his passing.

    Guendouzi can ping beautiful balls every now and then but Xhaka is more consistent at making the right passes in the final third, even if they're more conservative and often towards the wingbacks. No wonder Emery likes him.
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    Seaman New Member

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    He is actually very good player in slower tempo. He just make stupid tackles sometimes and obviously he lacks pace. But I love the weight of his passes and his left foot is a gem. He would get in most PL teans including United. But he rubs people the wrong way and people tend to be harsh on a player if they dont like him.
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    True, don't like him one bit, through and through cnut.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    He's so bad, I think Arsenal fans are even starting to see it.
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    Benali & Frank Sinclair.
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    Hammerfell Full Member

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    Good if he's far away from the ball?
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    montpelier Full Member

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    Xhaka's not any better than having a nice left foot, decent continuity passer & a hits a decent dead ball - I have seen worse, but not that many first choice in a key role for the Top 6.

    I mean, at everything else except the above, he's fecking dreadful, notably decision-making, tackling & scoring.
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    NinjaZombie Punched the air when Liverpool beat City

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    That terrible pass towards the right he made at the end.

    Heard good things about him before he came to Arsenal. What a disappointment he has been.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Poor mans Cleverley.
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    GifLord The gif that keeps on giffing

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    Rossa Full Member

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    He's terrible. I always thought so. Why go abroad and buy such a limited and just plain below average player at pretty much anything?