Xhaka was outstanding as Arsenal fought back against Liverpool to maintain their 14 game unbeaten run and pass a major test of their credentials against Jurgen Klopp’s title hopefuls.
Arsenal have won eight points from losing positions this season which is more than any other team in the Premier League and Xhaka praised the impact that Unai Emery has had on the whole squad.
Swiss midfielder Xhaka said: “We knew we would not lose this game because we were so good and we showed character again. “If you see this game, you can see we are ready for the top four.
“A lot of small things have changed in the last weeks and month. We have great character. If you are 1-0 down for example against Liverpool, we come back and it’s not the first time.
“The coach prepared us very well. Each game we know what we do. We know well the opposition, where they are good and where they are not. It’s not always easy to come back at 1-0 but as I said we showed great character.
“Of course, he (Emery) is important. He helps us - not only me but all the players with the small things. Tactical things. You can see that on the pitch. He is always on the pitch with us, moving us into the right position. I like that as well.”