This summer’s biggest signing for the Gunners, Granit Xhaka, has made the Premier League’s most expensive XI, a new graphic from Discount Supplements has revealed.
The Swiss international moved to the Emirates from German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Mönchengladbach for £34 million earlier this summer, making him the second most expensive holding midfielder in Premier League history.
At the time he was actually the highest, but that record, and the world record transfer fee was smashed when Manchester United paid Juventus £89 million for Paul Pogba earlier this month.
Pogba lined up alongside Marouane Fellaini in front of United’s back four in their 2-0 win over Southampton, despite some journalists suggesting the French international will be pushed up into the number 10 role.
Meanwhile Granit Xhaka made his first start for us in the 0-0 draw at Leicester City on Saturday having only been used as a substitute against Liverpool in our season opener.
Our record signing, Mesut Özil, is in the top 10 highest transfer fees paid by Premier League clubs but doesn’t actually make the Discount Supplements XI.
The company that provide protein online and other health supplements have Ángel Di María, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling as their three attacking midfielders in the common 4-2-3-1 formation.
Özil is the only Gunner to be in the top 10 Premier League transfers of all-time with Manchester City and Manchester United making up eight of the top 10 (Chelsea’s signing of Fernando Torres is the other).
You can see the interesting data for yourself in the graphic below: