Granit Xhaka has been at Arsenal for a day and already he is the the target of opposition fans.
To be fair, the Swiss midfielder, who has joined Arsenal for around £30m from Borussia Monchengladbach, has not helped himself with his incredibly cringey opening remarks as a Gooner.
In an attempt to prove that he is a leader – something which title-botting Arsenal are in desperate need of – Xhaka recounted a story from his childhood which most definitely flatters to deceive.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 25, 2016
It is hardly William Wallace leading his army into the Battle of Stirling Bridge, and rival fans from Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United quickly poked fun at Xhaka’s so-called leadership.
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It’s alright, Xhaka was once given the keys to his house by his mam so he’s a leader. https://t.co/9IQmSnkTAx
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) May 26, 2016
Xhaka’s house keys quote is the most embarrassing thing I have ever read
— #freesyria (@SiamedMehoAgent) May 26, 2016
12 – Number of keys that given by Xhaka parents. The highest since 2012/13 season. Leadership.
— F (@memfraudepay) May 26, 2016
Our new signing scored 25 goals last season so what mate ours was trusted with the house key
— spurs 84 (@Spursliam84) May 26, 2016
‘Here’s the keys if you go out the house son. I’m giving them to you not your brother because you’re a born leader.’ https://t.co/2caZUFCdj0
— alistair (@DeleAliHart) May 26, 2016
Xhaka family get together:
‘Hey, bruv, remember how even though you’re older i got the key’
‘WE ALL REMEMBER THE KEY STORY, GRANIT’
— Paul (@UtdRantcast) May 26, 2016
Granit Xhaka will lead that Arsenal midfield because he used to get the key off his parents when he was younger. Inspirational leader.
— Luke (@LukeLessUnited) May 26, 2016
Wenger: S’il vous plait tell me what age you got a house key.
X: Like 9, Arsene.
W: You shall be captain, Xhaka. pic.twitter.com/f8ia69Wbcw
— David (@TekkaBooSon) May 25, 2016
OMG XHAKA WILL LEAD ARSENAL TO THE TREBLE CAUSE HIS PARENTS GAVE HIM A HOUSE KEY WHEN HE WAS 9!! 1!!! 1!!! 111!!! https://t.co/gNVG9qnTLT
— Andrew (@MartialMastery) May 25, 2016
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