Granit Xhaka will probably take time off in October
In a month’s time, when the next round of international fixtures come around, Switzerland could be without Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka.
Xkaha is expecting to become a father in October, and he’s confirmed to Swiss paper Blick that he’s set to take some off:
There are more special things in life than football. For example, when you become a father.
With Haris (Seferovic, who just became a dad) it was agreed that he gives everything against Ireland and then he’d travel home. And with me, it would probably fall on that time when we play.
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Switzerland are currently third in Group D following a 1-1 draw in Ireland on Saturday.
Ireland top the group with 11 points from 5 games, while Denmark have 8 points from 4 matches.
In the next break, the Swiss face Denmark and Ireland.
Vater-Freude vor heisser Phase: Fehlt Xhaka gegen Dänemark und Irland? https://t.co/1kwP6HQDzy
— BLICK Sport (@BLICK_Sport) September 7, 2019
Arsenal’s fixtures in October
Arsenal are set to play five matches in October.
The month starts with a home match against Standard Liege in the Europa League on the 3rd.
On October 24th, the Gunners take on Vitoria Guimaraes in Europe.
In the Premier League, Arsenal face Bournemouth (h, on the 6th), Sheffield United (a, on the 21st) and Crystal Palace (h, on the 27th).
Rob Holding injury ‘update’
Hopes are building that Rob Holding could soon be available for selection for Arsenal.
A report on social media claims that Rob Holding has declared himself fit for action.
Calum Chambers & Rob Holding with a Arsenal fan at Luton Airport.
Says Holding is ready to play
Cc: u/bigB242 on Reddit pic.twitter.com/L5kuoHFh6u
— afcSource™ (@afcSource) September 7, 2019