Arsenal fans have reacted en masse after hearing that Granit Xhaka was selected for the CIES squad of the season today.
CIES populate their squad based on a number of different parameters and Xhaka has, one way or another, become one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
The Gunners midfielder, who was signed by Arsene Wenger for around £35m in 2016, has often come under fire when things go wrong for Arsenal.
However, to be fair to him, he stuck to his task and at times appeared to be a more than competent Premier League player.
But it’s also surprising to see him included in a best XI of the season, especially when there is so much quality in the other teams.
Arsenal fans, then, were also taken aback by the news and took to Twitter to discuss how Xhaka received the nod.
Unsurprisingly, there weren’t too many Gunners fans who expected to see this news today and some of the responses sums up that sentiment perfectly.
He alone cost us 7 points this season. This is ridiculous hah
– ArsenalCrypto (@ArsnlCrypto) May 24, 2021
– King Nas💬 (@mohamednasssir) May 24, 2021
He was one of Arsenal’s best players but… the best xi of the season, really ??
– Boris the Chinchilla (@boris_macy) May 24, 2021
He’s not even on the arsenal team of the season… .joke
– Dah_Viper (@viktor_da_viper) May 24, 2021
Good lord, we can sell it for 50 mil more now
– 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 (@breakruless) May 24, 2021
Hopefully this increases its selling price. It is not good business sense to keep it. He is aging and already lacks rhythm. Bissouma is necessary.
– Cazo♨️ (@ chi_nwankwo19) May 24, 2021
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