Arsenal place frustrating midfielder on the transfer market

The Daily Mail says that Arsenal is open to selling Granit Xhaka when the transfer window reopens next month.

The Swiss midfielder suffered a moment of madness when he was red-carded against Burnley at the weekend.

He was the second Arsenal player to be sent off in the last few weeks in the Premier League, after Nicolas Pepe.

He has been under pressure for his performance during this poor run of form for the club and his red card only compounded issues for him.

The report says his poor form and the red card has made Arsenal consider him a liability.

He is supposed to be one of the leading players at the club, but losing his cool the way he did at the weekend does not help his image.

Edu Spoke about the indiscipline at the club recently and said to Sun Sport

‘This (discipline) is something important to mention because that means you have to be here and be prepared to face that situation because sometimes you get emotional, then you react, the way you don’t need to react and sometimes you make a mistake like they have done.”

This would be the second time in as many winter transfer window that Xhaka’s future is up in the air.

He fell out with the club’s fans late last year and he almost left the club before Arteta was made the manager and he changed his mind.

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14 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    Let’s hope the Daily Mail is right on this occasion.

  2. Sean says:

    Great. In jan he can go with all the rest of the players out of contract in the summer for minimal fees just to get them out asap. They are not needed either.

    Get Torreira back in the mix in Jan also. Get Ozil back in the squad or sell, even for (+)£1 instead of giving him 350k to sit at home.

    AMN can replace Xhaka imo, now! Partey when fit alongside Niles isnt a bad pairing. I’d rather have Niles & Mo there than Xhaka being near the squad again.

    1. Aniesta Zambia says:

      Put him on a free please….

  3. Goonerforever says:

    Just paper talk, no substance. Arteta hasn’t condemned him, in fact made excuses for him. No apology from the player (again). Nothing changes & expect to see him back in the team in 3 games time. I desperately want us to win tonight, but still question whether the ongoing positive words will lead to the promised progress…

  4. Armoury says:

    That’ll be the greatest news I’ve ever heard in a very long time. The guy is a true liability to Arsenal

    1. winston Gorin says:

      YOUR RIGHT WASTE OF SPACE HE HAD TO MANY CHANCES NOW GET RID

  5. Wayne says:

    Edu is now claiming Arsenal needs a creative midfielder. He is was told so by Arteta in the last summer transfer window ,who, sanctioned the acquisition of Houssem Aouar. Instead, to show his authority over Arteta, he allowed the deal to fall through as he failed in the negotiations. The 45m pounds we paid for Partey, country have bought Aouar. Unless this fight between Edu and Arteta can be resolved Arsenal future will be doomed. Arsenal should definitely be looking to bring Boubakary Soumare to replace Xhaha next summer. Priority for Arsenal in the January transfer window should be strengthening team with creative and attacking midfielders like Dominik Szoboszlai and Emiliano Buendia.

  6. Shortboygooner says:

    Well let’s hope this is right

    Bye xaka
    Bye lacca
    Bye ozil
    Bye willian
    Bye sokratis
    Bye cebellos
    Bye mustafi
    By bellerin

    Hello aour
    Hello decent RB

    1. lcw says:

      Wow you must have a lot of money to buy those players.

  7. jon fox says:

    Almost five years too late but better late than never . If this woeful,ponderous statue never wears our shirt again it will still be too soon. Three managers, incl AW who made the HUGE mistake of buying him, have regularly chosen him. If anyone knows why, please tell me! But if anyone knows of an offer to buy him please tell me even quicker.

    1. Bob says:

      This 100%.

  8. Reggie says:

    Hooray, we might have to pay teams to take him off us.

  9. gunnerforlife says:

    The sooner he goes the better.

  10. ken1945 says:

    I really don’t see any option for the club, manager, player and fans, but that he leaves for pastures new.

    To have been given a second chance when MA reportedly turned down a £35,000,000 bid and asked him to stay, the problem is now fairly and squarely on his shoulders and I’m not yet convinced that MA is prepared to admit to his mistake… as we have seen with Willian (in my opinion).

    I most certainly agree that AMN could do a better job, but he has to play regularly – just look at how Elneny has flourished.
    I agree Jon, a bad buy as it turns out, the mystery is the three managers, plus his international team manager as well…. funny old game!!!!

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