Xhaka - My pride at 'positive' 2016

It's been an eventful year for Granit Xhaka.

The Swiss international qualified for the Champions League with Borussia Monchengladbach, starred at Euro 2016 and then left Germany and the Bundesliga for the Premier League.

But how does Granit reflect on the past 12 months?

“Half a year in Germany, half a year in England… so I was with Monchengladbach from January through to June, where we qualified for the Champions League, which made for a very interesting season,” the midfielder told Arsenal Player.

“Then the transfer here to Arsenal, which I'm very proud of and made me very happy. I'm glad to have been able to make that step and I think the second half of the year has gone pretty positively.

“There have been a lot of nice highlights. The national team are doing great in qualifying for the World Cup so far, we're in first [position in the group].

“We achieved what we wanted to with Gladbach - the Champions League qualification - and I was able to make the next big step in my career to Arsenal. So it's all been very positive.

“I’m very happy, very proud, not only of myself but also my people, my family. They've given me plenty of support. That's obviously very important to me.”

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