According to recent reports, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka could be sold in January.
Xhaka has not played since storming off the pitch against Crystal Palace. As per The Mirror, Arsenal are considering a quick sale in January to get Xhaka out of the club.
The Swiss midfielder was the Arsenal captain before the Palace match. When he was substituted, the decision was met with cheers. As he walked off the pitch, Xhaka swore at the Arsenal fans, ripped off his shirt and threw it to the ground and then headed straight down the tunnel.
Xhaka has since apologised but clarified the reasons behind his antics. With persistent abuse on social media, directed towards his family as well as himself, he let his frustrations boil over.
Arsenal are potentially looking to sell Xhaka when the transfer window reopens in the new year. If the 27-year-old does leave, the Gunners could look at replacements.
After news broke of Xhaka’s possible exit, Arsenal fans discussed midfielders on social media. Here are some suggestions for Xhaka replacements in January.
Most possible, doucoure. And if Unai has got no plans for Tprreira, we let him go too
— Spirit Gooner (@Fuhrergeorge2) November 3, 2019
Soumaré & Sangare buy both, I’d pass on Ceballos in the summer bring in Upamenco. I’d try to bring another midfielder.
— Nik (@nikp81) November 3, 2019
Ndidi and neves maybe epl proven but you dont know you can find a rare gem in soumare or sangare and camavinga
— 🕸️SyD🐺 (@kaikiller1) November 4, 2019
Ideally we don’t need to sign one asap. Would keep the powder dry for a top CAM/Aouar. And none of them would leave in Jan. So I’d rather wait till the summer. Soumare seems great tho to replace Xhaka.
— AFCJAS (@jasdgooner) November 3, 2019
Thomas Partey is the best of the lot, but we all know we wouldn’t afford him. Plus Atletico’s defense is a fortress because of him, they wouldn’t let him go in Jan.
— The Red Gunner (@ngubane_red) November 3, 2019
Kalvin Phillips from Leeds. Sweeps everything up in front of the back 4. Great passing used to the fast pace/ combat of the English gam. Oh and he can get a corner over the first man😂
— EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES (@charlesosborne8) November 4, 2019