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Report: Granit Xhaka unlikely to leave Arsenal amid Roma interest

Jordan Harris

Granit Xhaka is unlikely to leave Arsenal this summer, with Corriere dello Sport reporting that the chances of the Roma target moving on from the Emirates are very slim.

Xhaka is coming towards the end of what has perhaps been his best season with the Gunners. He has silenced a lot of doubters. And he has helped Mikel Arteta’s side spend much of the business end of the campaign on pole position for fourth spot in the Premier League.

Xhaka unlikely to leave Arsenal
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It has been a remarkable turnaround for the Swiss. It looked inevitable that he would leave last summer. In fact, reports at one stage claimed that he was one step away from joining Roma.

Ultimately, he stayed put. And he has managed to contribute a lot. Nevertheless, there has been speculation about his future heading into this next window.

Xhaka unlikely to leave Arsenal
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Reports have claimed that Roma still want the 29-year-old. And Arsenal are open to selling him for £15 million.

However, it would now appear that it is looking most likely that Xhaka will be lining up for Arsenal again next season.

Corriere dello Sport also reports that the Giallorossi want Xhaka. However, they add that the chances of him leaving Arsenal now look incredibly slim.

Xhaka unlikely to leave Arsenal

Some Arsenal fans will probably never fully trust Xhaka. He has made some costly mistakes during his time at the Emirates. And some may have been critical of an extremely honest interview he gave on Monday after their defeat to Newcastle.

But Mikel Arteta clearly likes having Xhaka around. He is a leader without the captain’s armband. And Arteta has previously described him as ‘phenomenal‘.

Arsenal need to try and improve their midfield this summer. But even if they manage that, it should come as no surprise if Xhaka still earns himself a prominent role at the Emirates at some stage next year.

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