Arsenal fans react: Will Granit Xhaka sign a new contract?
Some Arsenal fans have reacted after a report emerged claiming Granit Xhaka could get a new contract.
What’s the story?
According to The Athletic, the Gunners are preparing to offer the Swiss ace a new deal.
It comes after AS Roma failed to make a suitable offer for the central midfielder. Jose Mourinho is said to be ‘desperate’ to add Xhaka to his new-look team.
New contract offer could be a lifeline
The offer of a new contract can hand Xhaka an Arsenal lifeline. And it is one that could help endear him to the Emirates Stadium faithful.
He ended the last campaign in brilliant form, making him one of the best players in the team.
By committing his future and continuing his great displays, he could soon become a fan favourite, even though that has not always been the case.
Xhaka has had run-ins with the Arsenal supporters, but his recent consistency is putting that in the past.
Here is how some Arsenal fans reacted to the latest claims…
This what I wanted. Our best midfielder no doubt, must keep him. Should be captain also.— David Smith (@David123Smith) July 30, 2021
Fantastic news, he was our best CM last season, and his leadership qualities and experience counts for a lot, especially now Luiz has left.— andre götti (@and_got) July 30, 2021
Lovely, Roma and its 15m can just buzz off.. worth double the amount honestly.— Understanding Football (@UnderstandingF8) July 30, 2021
@talhagooner best news I've heard. Like a new signing 🙏🏽🙏🏽— Bips (@BipsAFC) July 30, 2021
It will be really hard to replace him. Deserved. pic.twitter.com/zwIO3nvF9i— Rash | #SaveManifest (@rashcist) July 30, 2021
Good. Very useful player when we need to play more defensively. Also very important to show Roma AS and others that we are no pushovers in the transfer market.— Goran Nilsson (@gnilsson) July 30, 2021