New Arsenal Signing Fires Indirect Statement At Wenger?

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New Arsenal signing, Granit Xhaka stated in an interview earlier this week that he will not like to sit on the bench at Arsenal this season.
New Arsenal Signing Fires Indirect Statement At Wenger?
The Gunners signed the young and talented Switzerland midfielder earlier this summer from Borussia Monchengladbach after an impressive performance last season in the Bundesliga.

Xhaka has made his desire known as he says he wouldn't like to sit on the bench at Arsenal this season after leaving his former club where he had maximum time to play.

“I have not come to Arsenal to sit on the bench or even in the grandstand,” he stated.

“But I’m not 30, I’ll be 24 at the end of September. I’ve moved to a club and a coach that can develop me.”

He further stated that he would like to make massive improvement during his stay with the Gunners and believs that this could be achieved over a short period of time.

“I think at Arsenal I can improve my speed and power. Because I realise now that I’m not at a hundred per cent of what is possible there. [Understanding] this too is an advancement.”

Some people see his statement as an indirect one to Arsene Wenger. They believe he is trying to let him know that he is not for the bench this season. Anyways, it is certain that he will definitely get adequate time to play for Arsenal going by the numerous competitions to be played by the club this season.

Xhaka is expected to compete for a space in the Arsenal midfield with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey, not forgetting Jack Wilshere who is currently on loan at Bournemout.

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