Arsenal star to make Champions League return after spell on the sidelines
By Will Butcher
Granit Xhaka has revealed that he will make his Arsenal return against Ludogorets in just over a week’s time.
The Switzerland international has been banned for three English matches after he was shown a straight red card against Swansea, after lashing out on Swans attacker Modou Barrow.
Xhaka, who signed for the Gunners this summer from German side Borussia Moenchengladbach, stated on his personal Instagram account that he is set to return in a week’s time.
The 24-year-old is unavailable for Tuesday night’s EFL Cup fourth round tie against Reading at the Emirates, and is also set to watch from the stands against Sunderland on Saturday.
Xhaka is expected to return against Champions League Group A rivals Ludogorets, as he finishes his ban in six days’ time.
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The combative midfielder would have been able to play against the Bulgarian outfit regardless of his ban though, with the punishment only relating to Premier League, EFL Cup and FA Cup games.
The red card is Xhaka’s second of the season, after being sent off on national duty as Switzerland beat Portugal 2-0.
Xhaka has made 10 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side this season, getting his name on the scoresheet with two long-range strikers against Hull and Nottingham Forest.
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