Sunday, October 30, 2022

Arsenal midfielder Xhaka proud to reach landmark game for victory over Forest

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka was left delighted after their 5-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest.

Xhaka brought up another personal milestone on Sunday – his appearance against Nottingham Forest was his 200th in Premier League history.

 

He’s only the 17th player to reach the landmark for the club, and the sixth midfielder.

 

“Two hundred games in the Premier League for this amazing football club makes me proud,” he said to Arsenal.com after the game.

 

“It makes me proud for myself, for my team-mates, for the staff I’ve had in the last seven years. It’s not usual to make 200 games for a club like this, I always say I want to give them something back. I feel at home as well so hopefully there’s more to come.

 

“Two hundred games, you can’t achieve that from today tomorrow. It needs a lot of hard work, a lot of discipline, a lot of people were included around me for the last seven years and in the end it’s hard work.”

 

The victory over Forest was the biggest of the season and took Arsenal back to top spot in the Premier League.

 

“This is what we want to see, us players, the fans and the football club,” he added. “We deserve to be there in my opinion, now we have to keep going, keep believing in each other that we can do something special.”

 

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