Speaking on the BBC's Match of the Day, Ian Wright said: "For me, Granit Xhaka is a player that we're finally seeing play like he does for Switzerland. He's playing in a position that suits him, playing more offensively.
"He's playing with real authority and confidence. Lately he's been able to find space and from there he can be really dangerous because, for me, he's got easily one of the best left-foots in the Premier League.
"He can also do the defensive stuff, he gets back and get his foot in there. He sets the tempo for Arsenal off the ball. I'm really pleased for him because I was one of his staunchest critics. But now we're seeing the best of Xhaka."
The 29-year-old decided to stay after a heart-to-heart conversation with Mikel Arteta, turning himself into a key player and mending the relationship with fans.