Granit Xhaka: The captain of the Swiss national team has to leave the field early


Qatar 2022Granit Xhaka has to leave the pitch early – Arsenal coach talks about captain Nati

Granit Xhaka thrills: Nati captain must be replaced after 15 minutes in Arsenal game at Wolverhampton. Coach Mikel Arteta talks about stomach problems.


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Granit Xhaka had to substitute early against Wolverhampton.

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The national captain is apparently ill.

The national captain is apparently ill.


Coach Mikel Arteta speaks in this direction after the match.

Coach Mikel Arteta speaks in this direction after the match.


It’s about it

  • Granit Xhaka must substitute after 15 minutes against Wolverhampton.

  • The national captain seems to have stomach problems.

  • After the match, the Swiss will post a photo on Insta.

It can not be true. Ironically, in the last league game before the World Cup, Granit Xhaka had to be substituted early on in Arsenal’s away game against Wolverhampton. Captain Nati called for medical help after just a few seconds of the game. It must be replaced after 15 minutes. Apparently he has stomach problems. What exactly is bothering him is not clear from looking at the TV images.

On Twitter, some Arsenal fans are already puzzling over what exactly Xhaka might be in trouble with. One jokes that the Swiss must have eaten spoiled lasagna. Others speculate about food poisoning. However, most simply wished the 30-year-old man: “Get well soon!”

Xhaka threw up?

The reality is this: Xhaka is unable to continue against Wolverhampton and is being treated by Arsenal’s medics after being substituted. English media reports that he vomited on the pitch. The first update on his health follows the game, which Arsenal won 2-0 thanks to goals from Martin Odegaard.

On the one hand, the Swiss football star, who has already scored three goals this season and set up another three, reports on Insta. Under the photo of his teammates, he rejoices in his success. And coach Mikel Arteta says Xhaka has been unwell and other Arsenal players are also ill. Arteta: “We had a few boys with stomach problems.” He was happy to win the match. The coach does not comment on rumors of capitulation.

First match of the World Cup against Cameroon

The World Cup in Qatar starts on November 20. On November 24, Murat Yakin’s team meets Cameroon. Nati also faces Brazil and Serbia. Nati will play a friendly against Ghana next Thursday. Will Xhaka be fit again? Yes, according to Arteta, who sees no danger of Xhaka failing with the World Cup in mind.

What else was going on in the Premier League, you can read here.

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