Xhaka sends Arsenal team-mates warning about 'doing something' this season

Granit Xhaka has warned Arsenal must show more consistency if they want to “do something” this season.

Arsenal still find themselves stuck in mid-table after an impressive win at Leicester but have struggled to put together a winning run all season.

But Xhaka says they have quality to be higher up the table but must produce top quality performances on a more regular basis.

Gunners midfielder Xhaka said: “We have to do it game by game, not for three games, not for four, we have to constantly be like this, with this energy, this team spirit and after I am looking forward to us doing something.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring the 3rd Arsenal goal with (L) Granit Xhaka (2ndR) Alex Lacazette and (R) Bukayo Saka during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Arsenal FC and SL Benfica at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 25, 2021 in Piraeus, Greece.
Granit Xhaka has warned his team-mates not to let the season slip away

“We know that they have very good midfielders, Leicester have a very good team as well. They try to play football but we won a lot of duels, a lot of 50-50 balls and the goals were beautiful and I am so happy for the team.”

It was a big test for Arsenal after a gruelling Europa League trip to Athens when they knocked out Benfica to reach the last 16 and then back for a Sunday lunchtime kick off at Leicester.

Xhaka admitted they started poorly but showed real character to recover and produce one of their best performances of the campaign.

He added: “I think we started very slowly. After my mistake when we conceded the goal, I think the team went a little bit up.

“We knew it would be very difficult after the Europa League game, after the travelling and everything else, to be ready for 12pm. It wasn’t easy but I think in the end we deserved to win. We did a really, really good game after 10 minutes. A really important three points for us.”

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