‘He’s irritating, I don’t like him’: Garth Crooks reveals he dislikes Granit Xhaka, saying he should have left Arsenal years ago

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Garth Crooks, former player for Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, says Granit Xhaka ‘irritates’ him and that ‘he doesn’t like him.’

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Granit Xhaka captained Arsenal to a 3-0 victory over a well-drilled Brentford side yesterday. After the final whistle, fans chanted his name in appreciation of his performance.

His pass to Gabriel Jesus for Arsenal’s second goal was outstanding. Xhaka currently has three assists and a goal in seven games, earning praises from Ian Wright.

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Garth Crooks, on the other hand, is unconvinced, calling the Swiss international “confrontational and irritating.” In an interview with the BBC, he stated:

I don’t like Granit Xhaka, i find him confrontational, overly aggressive and altogether irritating. Nevertheless, on his day he’s a very good player.

He should have left Arsenal years ago. However, for some reason he has not only stayed at the club, but also occasionally wears the captain’s armband, such is his popularity these days.

Against Brentford he looked very impressive and so did Arsenal.

I would like to know why Brentford didn’t look up for this game, but the Gunners were so good I rather suspect that even if they had it wouldn’t have changed anything – Arsenal were that good. Most worrying.

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