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() Granit Xhaka is like a fire engine that turns up and discovers the house has already burned down - he's that late! Granit Xhaka is so bad at tackling. It was there for all to see against Tottenham He needlessly gifted Spurs an opener after conceding a penalty for a poor tackle Unai Emery will need to think long and hard is he deserves to be a regular starter

By Martin Keown for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 22:30 BST, 1 September 2019

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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

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

 The midfielder has now given away more penalties than any other player since joining Arsenal

He gifted

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