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‘I’m having so much fun here’

Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka’s return to Basel was certainly special.

The midfielder really impressed in our 4-1 victory over the club where he started his career. In fact, he made more passes (104), took more touches (125) and was involved in more duels (14) than any of his team-mates.

The Swiss international’s evening was topped off by Ludogorets’ shock draw at Paris Saint-Germain, a result that secured our place at the top of Group A.

“It’s a good experience, a nice experience,” Xhaka said at full-time. “Arsenal is a very big club and it’s so much fun to play alongside my team-mates. I’m really happy here.

“I came home after five years. Here at Basel is where I made my first professional steps, I came up and grew up through the FC Basel school.

“Tonight I played against my brother for the third time [too], and it’s always special to play against him.”

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