Cascarino: This Arsenal star is the worst signing of all time
By Matt Bullin
Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has named Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka as one of the worst signings of all-time.
Since his £30million summer move from Borussia Monchengladbach the Swiss International has failed to make much of an impact at the Emirates.
Xhaka played 90 minutes in Arsenal’s humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace, and he was picked out as one of the Gunners’ worst performers on the night.
The 24-year-old has made 36 league and cup appearances this term, though he has only scored three goals and laid on three assists.
The Swiss star has also picked up nine yellow cards across all competitions and has seen red twice in the Premier League.
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Despite impressing his manager with his form in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over West Ham last week, he has again been subject to much criticism from fans and pundits alike.
Speaking on talkSPORT, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, Cascarino said: “Granit Xhaka has been one of the worst signings of the season – maybe the worst of all-time.
“Arsenal spent over £90m in the summer and none of the signings have proven themselves.”
Xhaka, who has been capped 50 times by Switzerland, may face a battle to hold onto his starting berth when Arsenal take on Middlesbrough on Monday night.
Cascarino, a Republic of Ireland International, played for Chelsea, Celtic and Aston Villa during his career, as well as enjoying several spells in France with Marseille and Nancy.
In other Arsenal news, Arsenal have made contact with this Juventus star about a potential summer move.