Granit Xhaka hit back at Arsenal critics - FCNaija

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/03/2018

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has hit back at Arsenal critics following their 2-0 win over AC Milan at the San Siro in the Europa Cup clash on Thursday.

Arsenal was back to their best on Thursday night after recent weeks of their woeful run of form in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup finals.

Arsene Wenger men suffered a back to back defeat against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup finals and in the Premier League and to add to it they also suffered defeat against Brighton which subjected Wenger to intense pressure at the Emirate Stadium.

Gunners were able to produce a fine display against AC Milan on Thursday in their Europa round of 16 to put their disappointing display behind them.

And the Swiss international was full of praise for his side and lambasted the club’s critics.

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 “At the start, it was a little bit difficult for us, but after that, we made it our game and we scored. I think 2-0 here in Milan is a good result for the first leg.

“A lot of people spoke about us from the outside, but nobody knows what is inside in the team

We showed togetherness today, we showed spirit and a lot of character.

“Milan is a good team, 2-0 here is a good result for the first leg and now we want to finish the second leg and to win as well again at home.

“Everyone knows that we lost the last four games and that was difficult for us. But as I said before, we showed togetherness today. 

“It was important to be together and to show the people on the outside that we are a team. We showed a good game today.”

Arsenal will return to domestic scene against Watford on Sunday at the Emirate Stadium.