By Martin Keown for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 22:30 BST, 1 September 2019
Granit Xhaka is so bad at tackling that Arsene Wenger once admitted he had told the £35million midfielder not to bother anymore.
'I would encourage him not to tackle, to stay on his feet,' Wenger said. Since signing for Arsenal in 2016, Xhaka has given away five penalties — more than any other player in the Premier League in that same period.
He has conceded 149 fouls, received 27 yellow cards and two reds. What we witnessed against Tottenham was classic Xhaka.
Granit Xhaka slid in on Son Heung-min to give away a penalty during Arsenal vs Tottenham
The midfielder has now given away more penalties than any other player since joining Arsenal