Arsenal receive an improved bid for experienced star

AS Roma has tabled an improved bid for Arsenal midfielder, Granit Xhaka, as they remain keen to sign him.

Jose Mourinho has identified the Swiss international as one player who he wants at his new club.

The midfielder has been an important part of Mikel Arteta’s team and has been one of the leading players at Arsenal since he joined them in 2016.

The former Borussia Monchengladbach man is currently with his national team preparing for the Euros and Roma’s persistence might mean he has played his last game for Arsenal.

Calciomercato via Inside Futbol reports that the Italians are so keen to have him that they have returned with an improved offer.

They initially tabled a bid of around 15 million euros for his signature, but it was rejected by Arsenal.

The Gunners reportedly wants 25m to 30m euros for his signature as they seek to bolster their transfer kitty.

Roma has now returned with an offer worth 20m euros and although it isn’t exactly what Arsenal has asked for, they are confident that the Gunners will agree to do a deal over his signature.

Xhaka’s time at the Emirates has been inconsistent, but Arteta trusts him and would want to replace him with a similar option.

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18 Comments

  1. DaJuhi says:

    £20-22m plus addons should be enough.

    Roma has money. They recently spent 37m on Shick and 22m on goalkeeper.

  2. Trudeau says:

    If Roma put stock into managers think of him, 20-25m is a good return for a player who is closing in on 30, who we bought for 35m and who has been an almost automatic selection for four years.

    If they put stock in what half of Gooners say we will be lucky to sell him for a bag of crisps and a pint.

  3. Rafer Austin says:

    Add Amadou Diawara to the £20million, then it’s a deal.

    1. Musa median says:

      I agree with you Rafer Austin

    2. DaJuhi says:

      Diawara is awful!

  4. RFrancis says:

    This is what happens to a club it develops a reputation for creating and selling deadwood – other clubs are empowered or encouraged to offer pittance for other players. Whether we like it or not, Xkaka has been one of our more consistent and reliable squad members. If Roma (and especially Mourinho) want him, let them cough up our asking price. 15M was an insult.

  5. Greco says:

    it will be very painful to replace you great albanian.best captain we have in roster

  6. Adajim says:

    Xhaka is rated 66th best player in Euro far above Henderson and our own KT(am sure that’s due to his injuries). I believe the least arsenal should accept is £20m if we are planning to buy Neves above £30m. For an experienced player a one time arsenal captain and an international team captain, a player who rarely get injured, am only coating £20m because of his age

    1. Loose Cannon says:

      if we are hiring Neves, then better keep Xhaka. From one worse to another plus we have to spend 10m more on Neves.Either Bissouma or Sambi

  7. muhammad danzaki says:

    Anything less than 20m d guy too cheap hi is injury-free player

  8. nelzo b says:

    he has stayed for a long time he need to play another league.let him go.

  9. ken1945 says:

    What is it that so many successful managers see in Xhaka, that a section of our fan base doesn’t?
    Perhaps the “dross and deadwood” usage has been used too much?

    1. Arsenal2win says:

      @Ken1945, 2pac Shakur once said: THE BLIND PAIRS OF A MILLION EYES, LOOKING REAL HARD, BUT NEVER REALISE THAT THEY CAN NEVER SEE THE PIN !!! Xhaka is the more you look, the less you see kinda player. Only those with the 3rd eye sees the importance of Granit Xhaka. Maybe others will see after he’s gone.

      1. Kay says:

        Totally agree with you. I hope it’s rumor and not true because only few wear the red and white with pride and determination like he does. I would keep him and Laca for experience sake and let Auba,Belerin, Elneny, Willian and Leno (except he wants to be second choice) go so as to inject new and fresh blood with passion and hunger.

        1. ken1945 says:

          Not sure about all your named players, but agree with the Xhaka sentiment, along with Arsenal2win’s thoughts – it seems we are a minority with regards to the fans, but in line with the professionals!!!!

          1. ozziegunner says:

            Ken, I think he is paying the price to fans for his dummy spit; however no one should have to tolerate abuse of their family.
            Granit Xhaka has made mistakes in games, but he has always played well at times. As you state, he keeps being selected by a number of managers both club and country.

  10. Arthur says:

    Xhaka is gud and deserves more than 20m except his age

  11. GunneRay says:

    I have nothing against Xhaka, personally and his professionalism and commitment to Arsenal has been fantastic since his strop with the fans. His main issue though is in his style and Arsenal’s style. He just isn’t suited to an attacking formation and that is exactly what MA is trying to get. Twenty million would be absolute minimum though. I can understand why, “park the bus” Mouurinho would want him. He would be better suited to Mourinho’s style of football.

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