​Arsenal legend Wright: Xhaka has proved me wrong this season

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has hailed Granit Xhaka for his role in the club’s uptick in fortunes.

The Swiss international has long been criticized by Wright and other pundits for his performances.

However, he has established himself as a pivotal member of manager Mikel Arteta’s setup at the table topping Gunners.

“For me, Granit Xhaka is a player that we’re finally see play like he does for Switzerland,” Wright said on Match of the Day.

“He’s playing in a position that suits him, playing more offensively. He’s playing with real authority and confidence.

“Lately he’s been able to find space and from there he can be really dangerous because, for me, he’s got easily one of the best left-foots in the Premier League.

“It’s a great cross for the Jesus goal, it’s fantastic. He can also do the defensive stuff, he gets back and get his foot in there.

“He set the tempo for Arsenal off the ball. I’m really pleased for him because I was one of his staunchest critics. But now we’re seeing the best of Granit Xhaka.”