Go and check his rating from stat-based mediums. He got an 8.0 on SofaScore. Xhaka is one of those “Trust your eyes” case. Weirdly, many have been on his case for the Fulham instead of going on about how important he is and such, showing that goddamn chart about how influential he is.
For me, from what I saw this season, he definitely has improved(due to finally growing some balls and relying on Torreira) but I think this is his ceiling. There’s a cap on him and that’s on his lack of awareness or possibly footballing brains, which is integral to be a top, top #6 or #8.
La Liga is full of #6 and #8, young or experienced that have the ability to play for Arsenal. I hope the Raul and Unai influence directs our search there.