Granit Xhaka describes the type of player Arsenal should be signing this transfer window

first_imgAdvertisement Granit Xhaka describes the type of player Arsenal should be signing this transfer window Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 2:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13Shares Commentcenter_img Granit Xhaka knows what Arsenal need to look for in the transfer market (Picture: Getty Images)Granit Xhaka has outlined the kind of players Arsenal should be targeting this summer, saying that he needs team-mates that can make an impact on the mental side of the game.The Gunners are having a slow summer in the transfer market, operating under a limited budget, thought to be around £45m.Gabriel Martinelli has arrived from Ituano and both William Saliba and Dani Ceballos are expected to be signed, but Saliba will return to Saint-Etienne on loan.Unai Emery’s side have been linked to a string of names, including Wilfried Zaha, Kieran Tierney, Everton Soares, Nicolas Pepe and Malcom, but none have come to fruition as yet.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTXhaka, who played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 2-2 friendly draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday, has been clear to point out that footballing talent is not enough to make the difference at the Emirates.‘It is not only important to take players who can play,’ said Xhaka. ‘In my opinion, you have to take players that have a good mentality as well.‘They push the team in a good [moment] but as well in a bad [moment].’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Swiss midfielder will be one of five captains at Arsenal this season, a system that Emery likes to employ to encourage leadership throughout the team.Xhaka has gone even further, though, claiming that even five skippers is not enough in one squad.‘You need more than five [captains],’ said the 26-year-old. ‘All the players have to be captains on the pitch.‘It is not the guys who have the armband. He looks good on the pitch because he has the armband but in the end we have to work & we have to speak all together on the pitch.’MORE: Sam Allardyce sends warning to Arsenal over Wilfried Zaha transfer moveMORE: Arsenal not giving up on Kieran Tierney transfer deal Advertisementlast_img read more