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Xhaka doesn’t care which position he plays for Arsenal

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Granit Xhaka is reveling in his new position and says he is happy to play anywhere on the pitch for Arsenal.

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Granit Xhaka will happily continue filling in at left-back, as he provides cover for the injured Kieran Tierney, if it means that Arsenal get their hands on the Europa League trophy this season.

A combative Swiss midfielder finds himself operating outside of a professional comfort zone at present, with fitness struggles endured by others forcing Mikel Arteta to get creative with his team selections.

Xhaka has fared admirably in a defensive berth, allowing the Gunners to avoid any unwelcome headaches at home and abroad, and major silverware is edging into view after booking a semi-final date with Villarreal in continental competition.

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Having lined up at left-back again in a stunning 4-0 victory for Arsenal away at Slavia Prague, Xhaka told the club’s official website: “If we win the Europa League like this, I don’t care which position I play!”

“If I have to help the team there, I have to help. I’m the guy who will do everything for the team.

“Of course, everyone knows it’s not my regular position but with the team-mates, they help me and coach me as well, in front and behind.

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“I’m so happy I helped the team in this position as well. I try my best and in the last two games it was a good performance.”

Xhaka added: “We had a very good game”

“The game plan that the boss gave us was excellent and we showed a big game. I think we deserved to go through after the two games.

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“The character of the team was excellent. To win here 4-0 is not easy but like I said before, we showed over 90 minutes a great performance.”