Granit Xhaka, who is in excellent form for Arsenal, flew to Bern to accept an award for his achievements with Switzerland after helping them defeat Manchester United on Sunday.
This season, Xhaka has been in excellent form, contributing three goals and five assists in 19 Premier League games. One of Mikel Arteta’s most crucial players, the 30-year-old midfielder is also crucial for his nation.
His country, Switzerland, under his captaincy, advanced to the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar. The Swiss defeated Serbia and Cameroon to get out of Group G with Brazil before losing 6-1 to Portugal in the knockout rounds.
Xhaka represented Switzerland during the entire World Cup and has since won a prize for his efforts. He went to a ceremony on Monday night in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, and won first place.
“I am very delighted to be named Switzerland player of the year,” Xhaka stated with photos of himself receiving the honor on Instagram. “Huge gratitude for your support; it is really appreciated.”
Oleksandr Zinchenko wrote, “Congratulations, brother,” and Thomas Partey added some heart and fire emojis to the comments.
Edu, the sporting director at Arsenal, shared a top emoji along with some clapping hands. “What a player,” wrote Pablo Mari, an Arsenal loanee at Monza.
Former Arsenal players also left some remarks, with Johan Djourou adding a heart and Alexandre Lacazette sending some clapping emojis.
With Manuel Akanji, Breel Embolo, and Ruben Vargas also giving their support, it is obvious that Xhaka is a favorite among his Switzerland colleagues.
After playing the whole 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Manchester United for Arsenal, Xhaka had a successful weekend. Eddie Nketiah’s first goal was assisted by Xhaka, who also maintained order in midfield throughout the game.
With the victory, Arsenal’s five-point advantage over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings was restored.
The Gunners have 50 points from 19 games, which is their highest point total at this time in the season. They also have a game in hand over their competitors. After the victory, Zinchenko provided a glimpse into the dressing room.
“To be honest, the quality I saw when I first arrived—obviously, I knew the Arsenal team; I knew all of them before—but nonetheless, I saw on the pitch that we have everything to achieve the major things,” he admitted to Premier League productions.
“And I began to say, ‘Guys, forget the top three or whatever it is; we need to worry about the title,’ while I was speaking in the changing room.”