first_img Comment Video Settings Full Screen 1 min. story PLAY More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThough Xhaka has started every match since, he claims that he has been playing through the pain with an Achilles injury.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’ve been suffering from Achilles tendon pain for a few weeks now. I felt it during the game,’ he said following Switzerland’s win.‘It hurts now, but it should be okay otherwise.’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 9 Sep 2019 8:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link505Shares About Connatix V67539center_img Xhaka was heavily criticised for his display in Arsenal’s draw with Spurs (Picture: Getty)Xhaka was widely criticised for his performance in the north London derby after a clumsy challenge on Son Heung-min allowed Harry Kane to double Tottenham’s lead.The former Borussia Monchengladbach star defended his display at the Emirates, with Gary Neville one of the many pundits to slam him for his ‘disgraceful’ tackle on Son.Asked about Neville’s strong words following the 2-2 draw, Xhaka told Swiss publication Blick: ‘It’s part of football, there are a lot of people that talk a lot.‘I cannot influence anything and I do not want to. It is not my business. ‘My job is to perform on the pitch.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesHe added: ‘I know that I made a mistake in the penalty.‘But nobody talks about the many opportunities we have made, only about the mistakes.’ Arsenal star Granit Xhaka reveals he’s been suffering with Achilles injury after Switzerland clash Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Chelsea star allays injury fears after being subbed off after eight minutes for Italy Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka claims he’s been playing with Achilles tendon pain (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has revealed that he’s been suffering with an Achilles problem since the start of the season.The 26-year-old started Switzerland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Gibraltar on Sunday night but could only manage 74 minutes before being replaced by Ruben Vargas in a comfortable 4-0 victory.Denis Zakaria, Admir Mehmedi, Ricardo Rodriguez, Mario Gavranovic all found the net for Switzerland at the Stade Tourbillon in Sion.Xhaka suffered bruising to his lower back and leg in Arsenal’s opening match of the Premier League campaign against Newcastle and missed their next game at home to Burnley.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisementlast_img