The Swiss midfielder is confident that the Gunners can still enjoy a successful season despite their first two games
Granit Xhaka has criticized Arsenal’s critics for trying to “kill the players” after their defeat in the derby against Chelsea, while also confirming that he has signed a contract extension at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal followed up their 2-0 defeat at Brentford on the first weekend of the new season by losing the same score at home to the Blues on Sunday afternoon.
Mikel Arteta’s team is now 19th in the Premier League and it is suggested that the Spaniard get a shift if he continues his current career, with a number of stars in the first team accused of not performing for their underfire manager. .
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The Gunners captain, Xhaka, is among those who have questioned his contribution, but he thinks it is still too early to make harsh statements.
The Swiss midfielder has said whether Arsenal can use outside negativity as a motivational tool Official Website: “Of course. The other way is by staying together.
‘A lot of people try to talk and kill the players and the team a little bit, but the strongest thing to do at the moment is to be together, and only together will we be stronger and then the results on the field give.
“Of course we want to achieve something big. After two games a lot of people are talking about this team and about this club, but I would say that no season is over after two or three games. We still have games ahead of us, we know we have a lot things need to improve and I’m sure we will.
“I do not think the season is over after two games. We know we lost the two games and we are very disappointed, but we still have many, many, many games to play.
” A season never ends after two, three or four games. We know we need to do better things, but it’s coming soon, and as I say, we need to believe in each other so we can get out of this. “
Xhaka confirms new contract
Xhaka is strongly linked with a move away from the Emirates earlier this summer amid reports of Roma but Arteta insisted that he stay.
The 28-year-old has once and for all put an end to all speculation about his future by revealing that he has already extended his contract at Arsenal, with an official announcement now on the horizon.
“I’m very happy, I’m still here,” Xhaka said. ‘Of course I signed a new contract and I want to give it back to our staff first and then to our fans, and they know I will give it my all – in every game and every training session. I think we should show it as a team soon. “
Xhaka are back in contention for a place in the Gunners’ starting XI when they meet West Brom in the second round of the EFL Cup in the middle of the week. Etihad Stadium.