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" A club like Arsenal, it's normal that expectations are high. This club must compete for titles, and that's what we want to do. "
" I guess I'd say I'm quite an aggressive player. Fair but aggressive, someone who likes the tough stuff. "
" I think, when a manager has been at a club for more than 20 years, he can only have a positive impact. "
" It's not like I played my first football match in England. For me, football is pretty much the same everywhere; the ball is round, but maybe tactically, things are different than at other clubs I've played for. "
" Here at Basel is where I made my first professional steps. I came up and grew up through the FC Basel school. "
" The first few months in a new country are always really hard. "
" London is really nice, and I'm really happy here, but, of course, I've moved here to play football and not just to be in the city. "
" We always have hope. Hope dies last. "
" When I think about a mid-table club like Everton spending £150 million during the summer, I am lost for words. "
" It's true that my father was imprisoned for three and a half years, and it was because he stood up for what he believed in. It's not a taboo subject in our household. We talk about it. After all, I want to know what happened. "
" I will give everything to help Arsenal win trophies and make the fans happy. "
" In Germany, you can play aggressively, but the referee will always blow his whistle, but in England, that's not the case. That's better for me. "
" I don't think Gladbach are on the same level as Arsenal. "
" When I went to Gladbach from Basel in 2012, I put a lot of pressure on myself at first, and it was too heavy. I will not put any pressure on myself at Arsenal, even though the transfer fee was high. "
" I'd no longer be the same player without my rigorousness, and certainly not the player Arsenal wanted. "
" You can see the players are world-class just by the way they pass the ball. Ozil, Sanchez, and Cazorla, for example, are huge personalities. Even though the club maybe spent more money on me, I can still learn a lot from them in any respect. "
" There a lot of occasions when Albanians cause trouble, but then we are also very nice people. People sometimes forget that there are good people from the Balkans as well. "
" Here in the Premier League, you have to give 100 per cent for the whole 90 minutes. It's not like after 70 minutes you can say, 'We're 2-0 up, so let's have some fun now' - that doesn't happen in the Premier League. "
" Ottmar is a big coach and a good gentleman. I don't know if I'm a young Schweinsteiger; I'm another player. I am Granit Xhaka. "
" Maybe if I was born in Kosovo, I might not be where I am now, so I need to thank Switzerland, of course, because I went to school there, learnt to play football there, and started my career there. "
" It's aggressive, and I like the way Arsenal play football. It's not like other countries, but it's very, very nice here. "
" I'm a person who thinks realistically but has dreams and fantasies as well. "
" I'm going to give my best and not worry about transfer fees or anything like that. "
" In football, you just have to develop yourself. "
" It could be very costly if you don't have a clear mind during a tournament. "
" I still want to improve in every way. I'm a young player. I want to work, and that's my aim: to improve in every single aspect of my play. "
" The expectations are high, so we know: If we do not meet them, there is criticism. We have high expectations ourselves. We are not happy with fourth, third, or second, either. "
" You can't afford to rest on your laurels at all, or you'll instantly be on the bench. "
" I'm looking forward to the new adventure. Playing in the Premier League was always my dream, and I'm definitely going to relish this opportunity and give my absolute everything for this club. "
" I never used to be taken seriously as a Swiss person. "
" One of the most revealing details about my parents is that they only got together three months before my dad's arrest. "