Two won tackles, nine ball recoveries: Xhaka impresses for Arsenal

Granit Xhaka: By The Numbers:  : 20160820

The Switzerland star was impressive in the 0-0 draw with Leicester City.

Granit Xhaka: By The Numbers:  : 20160820

Granit Xhaka was in impressive form on his full Premier League debut as Arsenal drew with Leicester City this weekend.

The Gunners travelled to the King Power stadium on Saturday afternoon looking to bounce back from their demoralising loss to Liverpool on the opening weekend.

Wenger decided to make changes for the game, bringing in Xhaka into his midfield after coming in for criticism after leaving him on the bench last week.

Leicester City's Nampalys Mendy  in action with Arsenal's Granit XhakaLeicester City's Nampalys Mendy in action with Arsenal's Granit Xhaka

And the Switzerland star justified his selection with a solid 73-minute display in which he posted a number of impressive stats.

He managed 87 touches in total, with just one of those proving to be an unsuccessful one.

Defensively he was solid, winning one tackle, two interceptions and posting a huge nine ball recoveries.

Leicester City's Shinji Okazaki in action with Arsenal's Granit XhakaLeicester City's Shinji Okazaki in action with Arsenal's Granit Xhaka

That theme continued with him also managing to win possession in the midfield third on six separate occasions.

His passing was also solid as he managed 58 accurate passes throughout and enjoyed an overall passing success of 79% in a display that will have Arsenal fans demanding he be a regular starter this season.

Arsenal's Granit XhakaArsenal's Granit Xhaka

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