Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka scores stunner vs Chelsea

Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka scores stunner vs Chelsea

Granit Xhaka shoots from a direct free kick (Julian Finney-Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka’s goal could easily be the goal of the weekend. The Swiss sweetly threw a free kick into Mendy’s upper left corner to put Arsenal up 2-0.


Arsenal’s home game on Boxing Day with Chelsea will be remembered for Granit Xhaka’s sensational goal just before half-time.

After Mikel Arteta’s men tried to launch a quick free kick just outside the box that the referee threw back, the Gunners tried something else.

And it worked perfectly. Xhaka took the ball and left it to drink. He took a few steps and kicked his left foot against the wall and into Mendy’s upper left corner.

The Frenchman dove to his left, but could do nothing and the free kick was very good. The ball entered the goal and Arteta’s men went up 2-0 at halftime after Lacazette opened the scoring 10 minutes earlier.

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