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Arsenal star Xhaka - "I want to give them something back".

Xhaka is the 17th player to play 200 English top-flight matches for the Gunners and the sixth midfielder.



Granit Xhaka expressed his happiness after reaching a personal milestone at Arsenal over the weekend.

The Switzerland international played his 200th Premier League match in the Gunners' 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Sunday as he became the 17th player [and sixth midfielder] at the north London club to reach that landmark.


Arsenal's win over The Tricky Trees was their biggest win of the 2022-23 campaign and the club's 300th league triumph at Emirates Stadium since they moved from Highbury back in 2006.


Proud of myself, my teammates, and the staff at Arsenal.


“Two hundred games in the Premier League for this amazing football club makes me proud,” the 30-year-old said to Arsenal.com.


“It makes me proud for myself, for my teammates, for the staff I’ve had in the last seven years. It’s not usual to make 200 games for a club like this, I always say I want to give them something back. I feel at home as well so hopefully, there’s more to come.



“Two hundred games, you can’t achieve that from today to tomorrow. It needs a lot of hard work, a lot of discipline, a lot of people were included around me for the last seven years, and in the end, it’s hard work.”



Speaking of Arsenal's victory over Nottingham Forest that moved Mikel Arteta's side back to the top of the Premier League standings, two points above champions Manchester City, Xhaka said: “This is what we want to see, us players, the fans, and the football club.


“We deserve to be there in my opinion, now we have to keep going, keep believing in each other that we can do something special.”



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