Xhaka - We showed togetherness and spirit

Granit Xhaka delivered arguably one of his best performances in an Arsenal shirt as we beat AC Milan at the San Siro on Thursday.

The Switzerland international admits that it has been a tough few weeks, and said he was delighted that we managed to dig deep to secure a fine result.

This is what he told after the match:

on the game…
At the start it was a little bit difficult for us, but after that we made it our game and we scored. I think 2-0 here in Milan is a good result for the first leg.

on the team's character…
Of course. A lot of people spoke about us from the outside, but nobody knows what is inside in the team. We showed togetherness today, we showed spirit and a lot of character.

on how it could’ve been even more than just 2-0…
Of course, but Milan is a good team. I think 2-0 here is a good result for the first leg and now we want to finish the second leg and to win as well again at home.

on the levels of determination to put in a big performance…
Everyone knows that we lost the last four games and that was difficult for us. But as I said before, we showed togetherness today. It was important to be together and to show the people on the outside that we are a team. We showed a good game today.

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