Arsenal boss Unai Emery has disclosed what he told midfielder Granit Xhaka moments before the 26-year-old netted a screamer of a free-kick for Arsenal.
Granit Xhaka today played at left-back for the Gunners given injuries to both Monreal and Kolasinac.
The Switzerland international midfield maestro immediately ran to celebrate with Unai Emery after his stunning free-kick.
Emery said that it was in fact him who instructed the player to take over on free-kick duties during his half-time pep talk:
‘In half-time we spoke about these free-kick situations and his quality on the free-kicks is good – I told him to try from the free kicks. I push him and he did that,’