Neil Lennon offers a pretty damning comparison of Granit Xhaka 6 years ago

Neil Lennon offers a pretty damning comparison of Granit Xhaka

Arsenal fans won't like this.

Granit Xhaka signed for Arsenal before Euro 2016, costing the Gunners around €35m from Borussia Monchengladbach.

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The Swiss midfielder is technically gifted with a cultured left-foot - so an archetypal Arsenal player. But he is also fond of a tackle, and many feel he will provide some much needed steel to Arsenal's engine-room.

However, Neil Lennon isn't convinced and following Switzerland's goalless draw with France made a rather unflattering comparison between the 23-year-old and a certain Stoke City and Scotland midfielder.

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On BBC Radio 5 Live, Lennon said:

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"I've not been that impressed. He [Xhaka] is all right. He reminds me of Charlie Adam."

Adam has a had a decent career by any metric, but he's not exactly going to be top of Arsenal's transfer list.

Danny Murphy was another ex-pro to have his say on Xhaka. However, the Switzerland v France game may be one of the first times the BBC co-commentator has watched the midfielder.

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