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​Xhaka slams reporter over questioning Arsenal big club status: Stupid question!

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka was unhappy with a question from a reporter in the lead up to the FA Cup final.

The Gunners take on Chelsea on Saturday in the showpiece knockout event of the English football calendar.

Both sides are hoping to end the first campaigns of their managers with a trophy, with Mikel Arteta only having been in charge at Arsenal for half the campaign.

Xhaka was asked if Arsenal were still a big club by a reporter.

He replied: "What kind of question is that? Arsenal is and remains a legendary club. For many young players, but also for me, it is a dream, indeed an honour, to be allowed to appear.

"I see the club, not least with Mikel Arteta, well positioned for the future and I am sure that the Gunners will attack European football again soon."

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