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Xhaka was at fault for Wolves' first goal.

Granit Xhaka was at fault twice for Wolves' opener against Arsenal

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After defeats in their opening two matches of the season, Arsenal are since unbeaten in all competitions.

A home match against Manchester City, followed by a trip to Chelsea was always going to be a tough start fUnaiani Emery’s new side.

And after two losses, there were question marks over what this season had in store for the Gunners.

However, they haven’t lost since and are now in touching distance of the Champions League place in the table.

On Sunday, they hosted newly-promoted Wolves and could have gone within two points of third-placed Chelsea after they could only draw at home to Everton.

But within 13 minutes, the home side were behind - and it was all Granit Xhaka’s fault.

The midfielder has been a good start to the campaign but there’s no defending his two massive mistakes which led to Wolves’ opener.

Firstly, he was passed the ball by Sead Kolasinac, which he inexplicably left.

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That saw Ivan Cavaleiro pick up possession.

Xhaka got back in position and it looked as though he had Cavaleiro under control.

That was until he passed the ball to Raul Jimenez, carried on his run into the box - which Xhaka failed to follow - and applied the finish.

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Xhaka was caught ball-watching and the whole was down to his two mistakes.

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Following his positive start to the season, Emery admitted that he’s been pleased with Xhaka - although he knows he can improve.

"With Xhaka I am happy, because first he's a very good player, and he has a very good commitment for us," Emery said.

“He wants to improve, and I think he can improve. We want to continue with him to give him the time to improve.”

Topics:
Football
Unai Emery
Raul Jimenez
Sead Kolasinac
Granit Xhaka
Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Arsenal

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