'Time for a party': Some Arsenal fans react as player who would be 'no loss' will leave next week
Arsenal are close to selling Granit Xhaka to AS Roma after weeks of discussions and speculation.
According to Sky Italia via Football London, the Swiss midfielder will join up with the Italian club next week. Jose Mourinho’s side will jet off to Portugal for a pre-season training camp.
Roma have been linked with Xhaka since the start of the window. Indeed, Mourinho is a big fan of the midfielder. And Mikel Arteta is now open to letting the 28-year-old leave north London.
As reported by Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners have already signed Xhaka’s replacement this summer in the form of Albert Sambi Lokonga.
The Gunners are also keen on signing a second central midfielder this window. Moreover, Arsenal are reportedly keen on the likes of Houssem Aouar, Ruben Neves and Renato Sanches.
Furthermore, selling Xhaka could help Arsenal accelerate deals to sign a new midfielder.
And fans on social media are delighted that the transfer finally looks like happening after weeks of specualtion.
Here’s what some fans had to say on Twitter about the latest update surrounding Xhaka…
No loss whatsoever. The most overpriced average player ever. Cost the same as Kante. Merci Arsene.— Ian Goldsmith (@IanGoldsmith7) July 21, 2021
Good riddance!— Sunil Bahl (@drsunilbahl) July 21, 2021
Finally! Yes! Time for a party with Granit Xhaka finally leaving!!! 🍾🎉💯— Ryan Colaço (Ryan C™) #Arsenal #BlackLivesMatter (@Ryan_Colaco) July 21, 2021
Bye— Chuck Manjoume (@CManjoume) July 21, 2021
Good , he’s a liability— Gooner (@Gooner91183164) July 21, 2021
Good thing, Xhaka and Arsenal were a disfunctional marriage— Brembrem (@Brembre52446542) July 21, 2021
As well as Lokonga, Arsenal have also signed Nuno Tavares from Benfica. The defender scored in his unofficial debut for the club in a 2-2 draw against Rangers last week.