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Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka
Date of birth:

September 27, 1992

Nationality:

Flag of Switzerland Switzerland

Position:

Midfielder

Team:

Arsenal

Granit Xhaka (Albanian pronunciation: [ɡɾaˈnit ˈdʒaka]; born 27 September 1992) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Arsenal and the Switzerland national team.

Xhaka began his career at hometown club Basel, winning the Swiss Super League in each of his first two seasons. He then moved to Bundesliga team Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012, developing a reputation as a technically gifted player and natural leader alongside criticism for his temperament.[4] He was made captain of Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2015 at the age of 22, leading the team to UEFA Champions' League qualification for a second successive season.[5] He completed a high-profile transfer to Arsenal in May 2016 for a fee in the region of £30 million.[

He is the younger brother of another professional footballer - Taulanta Xhaki.