Granit Xhaka has a World Cup scare as he is FORCED OFF early in Arsenal’s 2-0 triumph at Wolves… but Mikel Arteta allays fears and insists the Swiss star is merely suffering from a sickness bug
- Granit Xhaka was substituted after just 16 minutes against Wolves on Saturday
- The Arsenal midfielder is set to star for Switzerland at the World Cup next week
- Gunners manager Mikel Arteta insisted Xhaka was only struggling with sickness
- Arsenal went five points clear at the top of the Premier League after the 2-0 win
Granit Xhaka was forced off during the early stages of Arsenal‘s crucial 2-0 win against Wolves on Saturday, but manager Mikel Arteta has since revealed the Swiss star was merely struggling with a sickness problem.
The Gunners capitalised on Manchester City‘s 2-1 defeat by Brentford on Saturday to climb five points clear at the summit of the Premier League ahead of the World Cup break, thanks to a well-taken double from captain Martin Odegaard.
Xhaka, who went down on his haunches soon after kick-off, played for the first 16 minutes of the match in some discomfort before making way for substitute Fabio Vieira.
During his post-match interview, Arteta confirmed Xhaka was suffering from a sickness bug, which had been making its way around the Arsenal camp.
More to follow.
Granit Xhaka was forced off in the 16th minute during Arsenal’s 2-0 victory against Wolves