Former German A�Footballer And Current Arsenal Center-Back Defender PerA�Mertesacker Believes Granit Xhaka Is Going To Set The Tempo For The Arsenal Engine Room In The Upcoming Season And Claimed Him As The “Perfect Signing!”
The young Swiss recently joined Arsenal in May, and in A�2015-16 seasonA�captained Borussia Dortmund to fourth place and played a key role in the recently held Euro 2016 in France where he helped Switzerland to reach last 16.
A transfer fee of about 30 million pounds($43.95 million) had been pegged for the 23-year old, which would make him the third most expensive signing by Arsenal after his fellow team mates Mescut Ozil and Chile’s star striker Alexis Sanchez.
The 31-year-old Mertesecker, speaking to the club website said,A�”He’s a leader and that is really important, especially in midfield. He has got a very good attitude, is very composed on the ball and contributes a lot”
“He is a good passer as well, so he will set the tempo. I am looking forward to how he does it, how composed he will be in training and in the games.
“He will be the perfect signing for us.”, Per Mertesacker added.
The young A�midfielder Francis Coquelin, who played 26 league games for Arsenal last season also wants his team to hold nerves in big games and to focus on order details which can end Arsenal’s 12 year draught for English League.
“It was a really tight season last season and it was a strange one. I think it was unexpected that Leicester would win it but they did terrifically. We had a strong season, but it’s going to be about details,” Coquelin told the club’s website.
“The games all the people expect us to win, we have to win them and respond as well in the big games. I think that’s what we’ve done in the last couple of years so we have to carry on doing this.