Wilshere backs Xhaka to lead Arsenal midfield

Date published: Wednesday 27th July 2016 5:20

Granit Xhaka: Midfielder exciting Jack Wilshere

Granit Xhaka: Midfielder exciting Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere expects big things from new Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka and believes the Switzerland international will knit the Gunners’ midfield together.

Xhaka has been the highest profile of Arsenal’s signings this summer having joined for a fee of around £30million from Borussia Monchengladbach.

The 23-year-old is expected to add some steel to the Gunners’ midfield and England international Wilshere is excited to line up next to the new boy.

“I’ve played against him a few times at youth level for England and also for the first team with England, so I know him quite well,” Wilshere told the official Arsenal website.

“I’ve always thought he was a good player, he’s very strong and has got a good left foot.

“He’s a leader, he can hold the midfield together and can get things going from back to front. He’s a good signing.”

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