'The love of the fans means so much'

Granit Xhaka

By Lloyd Webb

Grant Xhaka says he is “proud” of the support he has received from Arsenal fans since his arrival in north London.

The midfielder joined the Gunners from German side Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer, and says the backing of the supporters means so much.

“I need that love from the fans and I need trust from all sides,” Xhaka told the Arsenal Magazine. “I really noticed that on tour in California. I went to an event and the fans there already had a song for me.

“I hadn’t even played a game for Arsenal at that point, so it showed that they have expectations. I will give my absolute everything in every game to try to give something back to them. Maybe not everything will work out for me, but one thing they need to know is that I will always give my all.

“That’s sort of the person I’ve always been. I read some of the comments and it makes me proud to know that they expect a lot from me. I hope I can bring my mentality and some of what I have learnt in the past to this squad. I really hope this will be a successful season.”


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