Arsene Wenger says he expects summer signing Granit Xhaka to finally show the world how good a player he is, after a slow start.
Xhaka joined the Gunners from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer for £34m, but is however yet to set the stage alight with blistering performances, as he has mostly been used off the bench.
That notwithstanding, Wenger, however, believes the Switzerland midfielder is now ready to take the stage as they face Hull on Saturday in the Premier League.
“It’s not about his quality at the moment, he adapts to the pace of the English game and for me it’s about pairs as well who work together,” Wenger said ahead of this weekend’s game.
“You know, Coquelin and Cazorla have worked well together but he will play games and every week he is strong and better and I think he will have a huge impact as a player.
“He has the stature, the power, he has the strength. What we want is for him to use that in a very efficient way. It’s short you know.
“He arrived, we are in September and we started in August, so it is one month. Many players, it took them some time to get into the team. He will do that without any problem.
“I think he has adapted quite well personally. His physical strength and power allowed him to pretend to play straight away. Sometimes – we lost out first game – you go for stability. He is highly focused, both him and (Mohamed) Elneny are highly focused, and they are top, top quality.”