If the Arsenal transfer rumours are right and Arsene Wenger really has made the Switzerland and Borussia Monchengladbach star the priority transfer target of the Gunners this summer, then Arsenal fans could soon be enjoying a nice early start to the summer business.
After the latest reports from the German media suggesting that Arsenal had already made an offer to the Bundesliga club for their star midfielder, the Daily Mail is claiming that the player himself has already told those close to him that he expects to be an Arsenal player next season.
But with Xhaka set to appear at the Euro 2016 tournament in the summer, there is a theory that the Arsenal boss wants to get the deal done as soon as possible, just in case he performs well for the Swiss team and draws transfer attention from some other big clubs around Europe.
While that makes sense, it does not mean that it will happen, so the words of the young player on the situation reported by Sky Sports are a welcome boost to Wenger and the Arsenal fans, because Xhaka has all but called for his transfer to be done and dusted as soon as possible, without specifically mentioning the Emirates Stadium as his destination.
He said, “It would be good if I knew where my future lies in the new season before the Euros.
“It’s not all that helpful if you have to think about stuff like that during the tournament. I would be pleased if it were to be decided before, but it wouldn’t be a problem if it’s after.”
What more encouragement does Arsene need to make Granit Xhaka the first signing of what us fans are hoping will be a busy summer of transfer business for Arsenal?