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Granit Xhaka sends elegant message to Arsenal followers after they chant his identify throughout Brentford win

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Granit Xhaka captained Arsenal to victory over Brentford (Picture: Getty)

Granit Xhaka has thanked Arsenal supporters for a ‘very special occasion’ after he captained the Gunners to a 3-0 win in opposition to Brentford on Sunday.

Targets from William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira on the Gtech Group Stadium despatched Arsenal again to the highest of the Premier League desk because the worldwide break begins.

With membership captain Martin Odegaard out injured, Xhaka was handed the armband and carried out brilliantly, establishing Jesus’ strike with a pleasant chip into the field.

Arsenal followers serenaded the Swiss midfielder all through and after the sport, chanting his identify – one thing that might have been unthinkable three years in the past when Xhaka infamously threw his shirt on the bottom upon getting jeered off by his personal supporters in a house sport in opposition to Crystal Palace.

Then-manager Unai Emery stripped him of the captaincy after the incident, and his Arsenal profession appeared over till Mikel Arteta arrived and satisfied the participant to remain on the Emirates.

Now, Xhaka is enjoying his finest soccer a lot to the followers’ delight, and the 29-year-old took over Arsenal’s official Twitter account to submit a message of because of the supporters after the Brentford match.

‘Hey guys, Granit right here. Nice win, nice outcome, thanks on your assist,’ he stated.

‘You’ve been superb however as nicely for myself to listen to what occurred immediately, to say my identify, to sing the tune for me.

‘It’s a really, very special occasion and thanks once more, see you quickly. All the most effective guys.’

After six wins in seven video games, Arsenal are high of the desk, some extent forward of Manchester Metropolis and Tottenham, with some believing they’ve an actual shot on the title this season.

Arsenal followers chanting about Granit Xhaka after the 3-0 win away at Brentford. 😍 [@Sivertpus10] #afc pic.twitter.com/i9y4NNFksF

— afcstuff (@afcstuff) September 18, 2022

‘You see the totally different mentality we’ve got this season,’ Xhaka instructed Sky Sports activities.

‘We had a fantastic probability after one minute with [Gabriel] Martinelli, if we rating then we begin nicely. We stored going, working one another and we’re coaching like we play and we’ve got class as nicely with particular person gamers that may make a distinction. Right now you noticed that.’

Xhaka’s type has performed a giant half of their latest success, with Arteta, in his post-match press convention, revealing the midfielder’s need to be captain in Odegaard’s absence, saying: ‘He was demanding it.

‘I believe he feels now that love and respect each methods. You see our supporters, the way in which they had been singing to him as nicely, emotionally that makes him attempt to give much more.

‘His willingness at all times to remain humble, to look ahead and attempt to get higher and once you do this, usually good issues occur. I’m actually happy for him as a result of in my view he actually deserves it.’

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