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‘Arsenal know what I want to do’: Maestro linked with transfer sends cryptic message over future

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has sent a cryptic message over his future following speculation over a move to AS Roma.

Speaking to Il Romanista following Switzerland’s stay in Rome for Euro 2020, the 28-year-old maestro revealed that the Gunners know what he wants to do this summer. Xhaka said: “Arsenal know what I want to do. It is very beautiful here [in Rome].”

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As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal and Roma are in the final stages of completing a deal to get Xhaka to the Eternal City.

The Swiss international joined the north London side in 2016, making 220 appearances for the club and wearing the captain’s armband on multiple occasions.

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Xhaka comments biggest hint yet he’s leaving Arsenal

There has been plenty of speculation, mainly in the Italian media, that Xhaka will join Roma over the past few weeks.

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And these latest comments from the Switzerland captain is the clearest indicator so far that the Arsenal man will be leaving this summer.

The Gunners are due for a squad reshuffle this window. As per Romano, Hector Bellerin is also likely to depart Arsenal in the coming weeks. Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi could also leave.

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As reported by the Athletic, Brighton and Hove Albion centre-back Ben White is close to signing for the club. A deal could cost as much as £50m as Mikel Arteta puts into motion plans to improve the Gunners for next season.

Xhaka sale to Roma could speed up sales at Arsenal

Despite lots of noise and rumours of players leaving Arsenal, not one senior player is yet to leave the club this summer. Yet selling Xhaka might accelerate this process.

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The Gunners have an abundance of players who can do with being sold this summer. Arsenal finished eighth last season and failed to qualify for Europe for the first time in 26 years. And clearing out the squad would be a wise step in the right direction.

Selling Xhaka in the coming days could spark a fire sale that sees more first-team players leave the Gunners.

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