Wilshere: Xhaka can hold Arsenal midfield together

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has nothing but praise for Granit Xhaka following the Switzerland international's move from Borussia Monchengladbach and has little doubt he will prove to be a shrewd addition.

Xhaka recently joined up with his new team-mates after returning from holiday following his participation at Euro 2016 with Switzerland, and Wilshere has backed the new recruit to become a key figure at the Emirates Stadium.

"I've played against him a few times at youth level for England and also for the first team with England, so I know him quite well," Wilshere told the official Arsenal website.

"I've always thought he was a good player, he's very strong and has got a good left foot.

"He's a leader, he can hold the midfield together and can get things going from back to front. He's a good signing."

Xhaka, 23, could make his debut for Arsenal when they take on the MLS All-Star team on Thursday in San Jose.