Xhaka pleads for time to settle in at Arsenal

Granit Xhaka feels it is just a matter of time before he proves his worth following an underwhelming start to his Arsenal career.

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Arsenal's Granit Xhaka earlier played for Borussia Monchengladbach.

Granit Xhaka feels it is just a matter of time before he proves his worth following an underwhelming start to his Arsenal career. The Switzerland international completed a big-money pre-season move from Borussia Monchengladbach before featuring for his country at Euro 2016.

But he has struggled to impose himself in the Premier League ahead of a return to hometown club Basel in Tuesday's Champions League clash. The 24-year-old has received the backing of his manager, though, and has no shortage of belief in his own ability.

"Actually, it's normal when you come to a new club and country [that it takes time]," said Xhaka. "You need to get used to the language, the philosophy of the team, the squad, the coach. But I do feel very happy and comfortable here and I know the potential I have. In football, you just have to develop yourself."

Arsenal has already qualified from Champions League Group A and beat Basel 2-0 on home soil in September.

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