Granit Xhaka makes claim about Arsenal future
Granit Xhaka has played down the idea that he could leave Arsenal to return to Borussia Monchengladbach, insisting to RP Online that he is very happy with the Gunners.
Xhaka’s future has become a talking point with his current contract set to expire in two years. The Guardian suggested recently that there had been little indication from the midfielder that he would be open to discussing an extension.
90min meanwhile, suggested that Xhaka could be offered as part of a swap bid for Denis Zakaria. It was noted that his former club remain fond of the Swiss.
But it appears that Xhaka has now put an end to the suggestion that he could return to the Bundesliga in the coming months.
“There are always rumours at the end of the season, that’s for sure,” he told RP Online. “But I still have a two-year contract in London and I am very happy with my family here. First of all, I’m looking at a successful Euro with the national team.”
TBR View: Arsenal should remain flexible over Xhaka’s future
Xhaka – who cost around £30 million, according to Sky Sports – is arguably one of the senior players in the Arsenal squad who has performed better this season.
Perhaps his displays have not always been the best. But he has stepped up for Mikel Arteta’s men, proving to be one of their better midfielders and also doing a decent job when called upon at left-back.
Nevertheless, Arsenal cannot afford to completely shut the door on selling Xhaka this summer. His value is only going to drop from here as his contract runs down.
The 28-year-old may also not have too long at his peak. And with Arsenal potentially needing an overhaul of their squad, Arteta may feel that they need to consider all substantial offers that come in.
You may also like…
- Arsenal told they have an incredibly ‘valuable’ player in their ranks, Arteta reportedly looking to sell
- Manchester United ace raves about Arsenal talent
- ‘I like him a lot’: Sven-Goran Eriksson loves £60m player Arsenal have reportedly approached
- Report: Arsenal want ‘outstanding’ 23-year-old, Klopp thinks he’s ‘incredible’