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Xhaka: My respect for Arsenal manager Wenger is…

Granit Xhaka has revealed he has a healthy respect for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

The Swiss midfielder joined the Gunners from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer transfer window and admits it was a nerve-wracking experience meeting the Frenchman for the first time.

Speaking to Appenzeller Zeitung, the 23-year-old said: "I have to admit, in the first few days there was a certain undeniable nervousness.

"[The first time we met?] Pure excitement!

"I was really very nervous. He has an incredible way, an insane charisma.

"You look at him and know: 'Wow, this man has achieved and experienced so much.' The respect for him is enormous."

Andrew Slevison
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