If any single player has epitomised the performance of Arsenal Football Club in the last half-decade, then that would almost certainly be Granit Xhaka.
Sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes great and sometimes rotten – with Granit Xhaka, we really have seen it all.
Now, after 5 years, 3 different managers and 220 appearances for the club, it finally appears that Xhaka and Arsenal will be parting ways.
A break up that is entirely necessary – a break up that should be regarded as a healthy one.
Signing from Borussia Monchengladbach for £35 million in the summer of 2016, it was widely expected that Xhaka would be the central-midfield force that had long since abandoned Arsene Wenger’s sides.
A ball-winning midfielder that could spray the ball around the pitch was seen as the missing piece to a side that already possessed so much attacking talent in the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey.