Arsenal fans react to Granit Xhaka contract reports
A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from Football London claiming that Granit Xhaka has signed a new contract at the Emirates.
It has been a remarkable summer for Xhaka. As noted by Football London, he agreed personal terms with Roma.
He then went on to enjoy an outstanding showing at Euro 2020. However, the move to the Italian capital fell through as the two sides failed to agree a fee.
The 28-year-old captained Mikel Arteta’s side on the opening day of the campaign.
And now the turnaround is seemingly complete. Football London reports Xhaka has now penned a deal until 2025.
Unsurprisingly, the news has attracted a strong reaction on social media. And many are not happy with the club’s decision.
Xhaka has been a divisive figure throughout his spell in North London. Of course, there have been incidents when he has been unable to contain his anger.
And several simply cannot get their head around the decision. Xhaka had more than one foot out the door in the summer.
‘Awful decisions being made’: Arsenal fans react to Granit Xhaka contract reports
And yet, not only has he stayed, but he has also been awarded a new long-term contract by the Gunners.
After an underwhelming summer, the fans clearly feel that this is another step in the wrong direction.
Here is how some of the fans have reacted to the reports…
There are no bad ideas, just great ideas that go horribly wrong
— REDaction Gooners (@REDactionAFC) August 16, 2021
Awful decisions being made by this club.
— Mel loves football (@melt77) August 16, 2021
We don’t bring in any players and then re-new his contract, we are a laughing stock! I support arteta and hope he succeeds but this scream inadequacy! He is mediocre and will cost us time and time again, we will never advance with him! Should have bitten Roma’s hand for 10mil!
— Jason Clay (@JasonCl27104227) August 16, 2021
This club deserves to be mid-table. That’s how we operate. New contract and the armband for a player who wanted to go to Roma. Ridiculous.
— Fergus Pateman (@ferguspateman) August 16, 2021
Absolute madness. I was willing to give edu and arteta the benefit of the doubt but this is wrong. Good player but It hasn’t worked out for xhaka at arsenal. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. They have to go.
— Jason Byrne (@101jaybourne) August 16, 2021
When will we learn. He’s a decent player but his time is right to move on. Yet another ageing player on big money! Where have I seen this before
— Lloyd (@luluark) August 16, 2021
Xhaka still had 2 years on his current deal??? I don’t understand why this has been done? He was on the brink of leaving and now we’ve given him more money and 5 more years….someone please explain 🙄
— Eadie (@J_Eade) August 16, 2021
Big mistake. We needed to move on and we haven’t. More stagnation. We are addicted to mediocrity. It’s Stockholm Syndrome.
— Mark AFC (@BergHenryVieira) August 16, 2021
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