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Arsenal fans shower praise on Granit Xhaka as club post appreciation tweet

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Arsenal fans shower praise on Granit Xhaka as club post appreciation tweet

Arsenal fans have showered praise on Granit Xhaka for his incredible turnaround at the club.

The midfielder might well have been lining up for a different team right now, after his future was thrown into serious doubt following his behaviour against Crystal Palace last season.

The Switzerland international reacting angrily to being booed by fans as he was being substituted against the Eagles.

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He lost the captaincy over the incident, and he was reportedly close to leaving in January.

But Mikel Arteta convinced the player to stay and turn things around, which is exactly what he has done.

The star has been virtually ever-present under the Spaniard and has put in several huge performances in 2020.

From having been on the verge of leaving, to now being arguably one of the first names on the team sheet, Xhaka’s renaissance in north London is complete.

Arsenal’s official club Twitter was on hand to recognise the star’s journey, posting a birthday appreciation tweet with the message ‘The passion. The commitment. The work rate’.

The tweet prompted a big response from supporters, many of whom showered praise on the £100,000-a-week player (Spotrac) for restoring his reputation:

 
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