Granit Xhaka has been impressed by one other Premier League team this season

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It has been a long ten days for Premier League fans but fear not, the international break is finally over and we can now start looking forward to the weekend's domestic fixtures.

Seven games into the season and everyone's got a fairly decent idea what their team's ambitions will be for the rest of the campaign and also who the main runners and riders for the title could be.

Among those expected to be in contention are Arsenal and new boy Granit Xhaka's impressive start to life in the Premier League is one of the reasons why many of the Gunners faithful think it could be their year.

The summer signing from Borussia Monchengladbach has quickly adapted to the hustle and bustle style of play in England and has even chipped in with a couple of goals from long-range too.

Xhaka has also experienced playing against some of the toughest teams in the division during the opening stages of the season and was asked who has impressed him the most.

Manchester City currently top the table but the Swiss international only considered clubs Arsenal have faced so far.

"I can only speak about the ones we've played against," Xhaka said in a video for Arsenal's official website.

"Liverpool impressed me, especially with the successes they've had in recent games.

"But there are lots of teams who have played very differently. It's all positive."

Xhaka made his Arsenal debut during the epic 4-3 home defeat to Jurgen Klopp's side on the opening day of the season so knows first hand just how strong Liverpool are this year.

Many bookies have tipped the Reds as second favourites - behind Man City - to take the title and go one step further than the Brendan Rodgers team of 2013.

For Xhaka, not all players can make such a swift transition to English football but the 24-year-old claims there aren't too many differences between the Premier League and the Bundesliga and may have aided his form.

He added: "Physically, the English league is much harder then the Bundesliga.

“The tempo is higher and there’s lots of pressure, especially here at Arsenal, where there’s a lot more expectation than at Monchengladbach.

“But technically and tactically, I think the Bundesliga is on the same level as the Premier League."

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