Arsenal suffer Granit Xhaka injury blow ahead of Newcastle clash

first_img‘Xhaka could not stay on the pitch,’ Petkovic said afterwards. ‘He asked me ten minutes before to be replaced.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Granit had abductor problems, he could not do any more.’The former Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder has cemented his place in Unai Emery’s side, despite the summer arrivals of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira.Xhaka was deployed as the solitary defensive midfielder in the recent wins over Rennes and Manchester United with Emery opting for uncharacteristic attacking line-ups, featuring Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey.Arsenal are just one point behind third placed Tottenham ahead of the resumption of the Premier League this weekend and host a similarly resurgent Newcastle side at the Emirates on Monday evening.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Mar 2019 12:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link956Shares Arsenal suffer Granit Xhaka injury blow ahead of Newcastle clash Comment Advertisement Granit Xhaka suffered an injury in Switzerland’s draw against Denmark (Picture: REX)Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of Granit Xhaka ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash against Newcastle.The 26-year-old suffered a setback during Switzerland’s 3-3 draw with Denmark on Tuesday in their opening Group D Euro 2020 qualifier.Xhaka had fired his side into a 2-0 lead with a stunning strike from distance midway through the second half but was replaced with 11 minutes remaining.Vladimir Petkovic’s side subsequently conceded three goals in the closing six minutes and were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityGranit Xhaka with a rocket 🚀What a strike.#SUIDEN #Euro2020 #VMSport pic.twitter.com/BylE1S4Kwf— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) March 26, 2019 Advertisementlast_img

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