Arsenal’s new midfielder Granit Xhaka impresses in Switzerland win

• Combative 23-year-old shines in 1-0 Group A victory over Albania
• ‘He is ready for hurly-burly of Premier League,’ says Valon Behrami

After Granit Xhaka was among Switzerland’s better performers in this close-fought win, Valon Behrami told of informing Arsenal’s new midfielder he may enjoy a drop in his yellow card count because his abrasive style is more suited to the Premier League.

Xhaka, 23, flew into one first-half tackle on Albania’s Amir Abrashi that might have been a red card, never mind a booking. Yet Arsène Wenger’s £30m signing escaped without sanction from Carlos Velasco Carballo, the Spanish referee.

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