Xhaka speaks about his pride after his 200th Premier League appearance for Arsenal
Xhaka expresses his joy upon making his 200th Premier League appearance for Arsenal.
Xhaka made his 200th Premier League appearance for the club on Sunday, as Arsenal easily defeated Forest 5-0.
This season, the 30-year-old has been a pillar in Arteta’s team, starting each Premier League game.
Given that he has admitted to packing his bags to leave the Emirates before the Spaniard’s arrival, Xhaka’s redemption narrative for the Gunners is amazing. Arsenal now appears to be the only team that can compete with Man City this year.
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The Switzerland international stressed that he was not finished yet after the game as he discussed what the achievement meant to him.
“Two hundred games in the Premier League for this amazing football club makes me proud,” he told Arsenal.com. “It makes me proud for myself, for my team-mates, for the staff I’ve had in the last seven years.
“I feel at home as well so hopefully there’s more to come. Two hundred games, you can’t achieve that from today tomorrow. It needs a lot of hard work, a lot of discipline, a lot of people were included around me for the last seven years and in the end it’s hard work.”
Xhaka has missed just 17 minutes of Premier League action all season – 15 of which came against Forest.
There is no respite for Xhaka and Arsenal. They host Zurich in the Europa League on Thursday before travelling across the capital to Chelsea in a huge Premier League clash on Sunday.