Granit Xhaka says he is settling quickly at Arsenal after joining from Bundesliga side Borussia Mochengladbach because he “fits to the club”.
Xhaka impressed in his first Arsenal appearance against the MLS All-Stars on Friday, playing 45 minutes and recording a pass completion rate of 94.2 per cent (stats credit: arsenal.com) in Arsenal’s 2-1 win.
The Swiss in an interview on the Gunners’ official website also pledged to give his all for the team to win a silverware this season.
“It’s a really nice feeling to play for such a great and big club for the first time. I really enjoyed it and I think it showed on the pitch that I’ve been welcomed really well, that I have the trust of my team-mates. I’m really pleased to have finally played my first game.
“This club fits to me and I fit to it. Arsenal play attractive football and I enjoy that. I think you could see today that this team has a lot of quality and we’ll give our all to show that on the pitch.
“We will give our all to win something. I’ve already noticed how high the expectation levels are at this club. You realise that quickly. But we’ll go from game to game and will make sure that we’re well prepared for every game.”
Xhaka on Sunday watched from the bench as Rob Holding scored his first goal for the club as Arsenal rounded off the week in America in winning style on Sunday. The victory means Arsenal’s unbeaten pre-season schedule extended to three games.