Arsenal’s Xhaka on difference between Premier League, Bundesliga

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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is adapting to the Premier League, and has had some time to weigh what makes the league special.

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He told the Arsenal web site that the Bundesliga and Premier League have common ground in skill and tactics, but an element of urgency elevates England’s top flight.

From Arsenal.com:

“Physically the English league is much harder then the Bundesliga,” he told Arsenal Player. “The tempo is higher and there’s lots of pressure, especially here at Arsenal, where there’s a lot more expectation than at Monchengladbach.”

The 24-year-old has started Arsenal’s last four games, and overall has two goals for the Gunners. He captained Switzerland in a 2-1 win over Romania on Monday, days after sitting out a suspensions for card accumulation.