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Taulant Xhaka confident brother Granit will progress at Arsenal

Granit Xhaka will learn plenty from playing under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

That is according to his older brother Taulant who believes the Swiss midfielder can take the next step at the Emirates Stadium after making the move from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer.

25-year-old Taulant will travel to London with the FC Basel team this week for Wednesday night's Champions League meeting with the Gunners where he will come up against his sibling, who turns 24 on Tuesday.

"He needs to be patient but he knows this and I am sure he can progress there," Taulant told The Telegraph.

"Arsene Wenger is a coach who takes a lot of young players – he gives them confidence and also tries to help them as people.

"It was the same when he moved to Germany, he needed time but he learnt a lot. He changed, became more self-confident, more open to people.

"It was a good step to join Arsenal. Granit is very comfortable, very integrated. He is very happy there and he has already scored some super goals."

Andrew Slevison
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