Photos: Granit Xhaka gets stuck in for Switzerland

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka in action with Albania's Taulant Xhaka

The 23-year-old got stuck in for Switzerland at Euro 2016 again - and Arsenal fans will have loved it.


Switzerland's Breel Embolo reacts after a missed chance

Switzerland held Albania to a 1-1 draw in their second Euro 2016 outing in Paris this evening.

Bogdan Stancu fired Romania into a slender half-time lead from the penalty spot, but Admir Mehmedi levelled up on 57 minutes as both shared the spoils at Parc de Princes.

Arsenal's £35 million man Granit Xhaka was impressive yet again, having won Man of the Match against Albania at the weekend, and Gunners supporters will be delighted.

But there was one scare when Xhaka - who was booked - went down under a challege from Andrei Prepelita in the first half.

Given his price tag, it was a heart-in-mouth moment for Arsenal fans, especially given the way in which the talented midfielder went to ground.

But if Arsenal fans didn't like the tackle itself, they'd have loved his reaction to it. For years, Arsene Wenger's side have been bullied in the physical stakes.

Their midfield, in particular, has suffered in the absence of a Patrick Vieira type; a talented, yet physical football who will stand up for himself - and that is precisely what Xhaka did following the challenge by squaring up to his assailant. 


Switzerland's Blerim Dzemaili reacts

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri takes a freekick

Switzerland's Breel Embolo in action with Romania's Vlad Chiriches

Switzerland's Admir Mehmedi scores their first goal past Romania's Ciprian Tatarusanu

Switzerland's Admir Mehmedi celebrates with Blerim Dzemaili  after scoring their first goal

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