Granit Xhaka ready to return for Arsenal with Unai Emery’s blessing

Tanya Simon
November 21, 2019

His mindset is better and this morning I have a very good conversation with him, ' said Emery.

"We are going to decide tomorrow (if he plays) but I want to give him confidence and comfort".

Unai Emery believes Granit Xhaka is in the right frame of mind to make his Arsenal comeback having missed the club's last five matches following his outburst against Crystal Palace.

The Spain global picked up a hamstring injury against Vitoria on November 6 and sat out the Gunners' defeat to Leicester City ahead of the worldwide break. But Emery did not entirely rule out springing a surprise and involving him in some capacity.

And Sokratis believes that a couple of good performances is all that is required to get Arsenal's star names firing again and put them back in the race for a Champions League spot.

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"We just need to string a couple of wins together and I think that will lift the confidence again and hopefully set us off on a run", the centre-back told Sky Sports.

Last month there were suggestions that Arsenal had lined up José Mourinho to replace the under-pressure Emery, only for the club to publicly back their head coach and Mourinho to surface at Spurs on Wednesday.

'They determined to alternate and I don't know the cause but now we personal our technique and so that they personal their technique. Emery admitted he was taken aback by the news Tottenham had made a decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino.

Asked whether or no longer he changed into severely stunned by Pochettino's sacking, Emery talked about: 'Yes, for me it changed into a shock.

"I think we can get [into the top four] because if we find one or two games where we can play very good and have a good result, after the team will take confidence and after that we have the quality. I don't know why exactly the real reason is for doing that, but they have their way and we have our way and then we are going to battle in our moments".

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