Granit Xhaka was in excellent form as Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
The midfielder scored the opening goal of the game against the Red Devils, sending a swerving, dipping shot past David De Gea from outside the box.
Per WhoScored, in addition to his goal, Xhaka made two key passes in the game, boasted an 80% pass completion rate and won one aerial battle, earning a rating of 8.2, the highest of any player on the pitch.
The Switzerland international was integral, then, to Unai Emery’s side ending the unbeaten Premier League run of United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Xhaka also made two interceptions throughout the game and kept the midfield ticking over in north London.
The performance impressed a number of Gunners fans, who believe that the former Basel midfielder is starting to deliver on his long-mooted potential.
Take a look at the best of the Twitter reaction below!
Xhaka really starting to become the player he promised to be when he first joined from Gladbach.
— _ (@TheGoonerAFC) March 10, 2019
Xhaka was so so good.
How do you think we'd have done with Torreira & Ramsey at CM today if Xhaka was suspended?
— First Class Gooner (@Sanjay_AFC) March 10, 2019
Tbf xhaka was great today
— Prichy AFC (@MarkUprichard) March 10, 2019
Check Granit Xhaka last eight premier league goals. Five or six of the goals were against top 6 side. A man of the match performance today. If you still don't rate him now, you should replace football with another sport. A proper beast on his day.#ARSMUN #AFC #COYG pic.twitter.com/hugRWa9uhD
— Arsène Wenger (@Abdulhaphiez) March 10, 2019
Credit Xhaka, he’s had his best season this season.
— Met. (@AFCMet) March 10, 2019
That might well have been Xhaka's best performance ever for us.
— SamW (@SamW_AFC) March 10, 2019
That’s the Xhaka we need to see every week when he plays brilliantly so do Arsenal, when he plays badly so do Arsenal. He’s the dictator.
— . (@Will__AFC) March 10, 2019
Xhaka bossed it today. Deserves a lot of credit, particularly given how infrequently he plays alongside Ramsey nowadays.
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) March 10, 2019