Granit Xhaka praises Arsenal character


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Granit Xhaka believes Arsenal have proven they have the right character within their squad after they came from behind for the third successive match to secure a victory against Swansea on Saturday.

The Gunners trailed after just 22 minutes of their Premier League clash with the Swans at the Emirates Stadium, but they battled back during the second-half, with goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey.

It is the third time in three games that Arsene Wenger’s men have battled back from a goal down to seal a win, as they also achieved that feat during their recent league triumph over Everton and Carabao Cup success against Norwich.

Switzerland international Xhaka believes those recent results show how much character there is within the Arsenal squad and it has come at a good time for the club, after their character was recently questioned, most vocally by Watford captain Troy Deeney.

“It’s the third time in a week that the team have come from behind to win, that says a lot about this team,” Xhaka told

“Lots of people talk about the character of our team, that it’s not right and that we need to do more.

But we always show that we can come back. Arsenal have now lost just one of their last 12 matches in all competitions and they will be looking to continue their impressive run of form when they play host to Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Gunners are priced at 1.33 to win Thursday’s match, while Red Star are available at 7.50 and the draw is on offer at 5.25.

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