Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he is “very happy” with how Granit Xhaka is adapting to life at the club.
Xhaka joined the Gunners in a big-money move from Borussia Monchengladbach during the summer but has so far started just five Premier League games for the club.
Wenger has often rotated his midfield pairing, with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey also competing for a place, but the Frenchman insists that he is pleased with what he has seen from Xhaka so far.
“I’m very happy with his commitment,” he told reporters.
“I think he’s developing well. He hasn’t maybe started enough since the start of the season but he is adapting to a different league, a different way of playing.
“Overall I’m happy because every day he’s focused on working hard and I’m confident he’ll get his number of games.”
Xhaka has been left out of the starting lineup for Arsenal’s last two games in all competitions, against Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.