Arsenal waiting to sign another midfielder before selling Xhaka

AS Roma remains keen on signing Arsenal midfielder, Granit Xhaka this summer and has been in talks with the Gunners.

Both clubs have failed to reach an agreement over his transfer so far and it seems the move could take some time before it happens.

Xhaka is one of Mikel Arteta’s most trusted men and the Gunners have already lost two midfielders in Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard.

Their departure leaves a huge void to be filled at the Emirates and the last thing Arsenal needs is to lose even more players.

The Gunners have been working on the transfer of new midfielders including the likes of Manuel Locatelli and Houssem Aouar.

They might miss out on Locatelli who is heading to Juventus, but Aouar remains one player that they can sign.

Calciomercato says they also want to sign Wolves’ Ruben Neves who has been targeted by Mikel Arteta for some time now.

The transfer of Granit Xhaka reportedly hinges on the signing of these midfielders with the report claiming that until Arsenal signs at least one of them, they wouldn’t give the green light for Xhaka to leave them.

Xhaka has had an inconsistent time at the Emirates, but he would be a big miss when he leaves after Arteta built his midfield around the Switzerland international.

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  1. then sign someone of some consequence already so we can finally rid ourselves of this entitled, tone deaf, plodding, wantaway midfielder and get to the task at hand…good luck in the shallow end Xhaka

  2. on a side note, I’ve been watching the Copa and the most intriguing and captivating player I’ve witnessed on the pitch is the relatively young Columbian, Luis Diaz, who currently plies his trade as a winger in Porto, but just night have what it takes to play up top

  3. Xhaka does not want to play for Arsenal, he has made it clear during the Euros. So the best thing for Arsenal is to get his deal done as quickly as possible.

  4. Makes sense. Got a left-back & midfielder so far. Hopefully can get Ben White + (Another) quality midfielder ASAP and then the basics are starting to shape-up for next season, so a few more unwanted/want away players can be let-go and maybe another icing-on-the-cake signing before the season starts 🤞

  5. Just last week it was reported we had to sell players first in order to buy. But now we need to buy first before we can sell. Where will we go next? Run before walk …or walk before run? One thing for certain… if we don’t get our act together soon, we will for certain go down. Confusion and chaos abound.

  6. I keep reading that we’re linked with so many midfielders despite not successfully tying up a deal. However, as soon as we even think about buying yet another defender to add to the 15(ok slight exag) he’s already got his arsenal kit on. Are arsenal turning into a Mourinho type team. Top heavy with lumbering oxes and water carriers. Are we hedging our bets from now on and just gonna park the bus in a 7 – 2 – 1 formation.

    I don’t know if there’s a sale on at the moment with regards to defenders but we really don’t need any more, please! We’ve demonstrated that we can ‘sometimes’ defend. What we need to see is that we can create and score more often than we do.

    I’m not too fussed if we lose xhaka. But don’t replace every outgoing midfielder with two defenders

    1. Why? Wait for another midfielder?
      Thank you Xhaka for everything and all of the best for the future.
      Arsenal have capable/talented youngsters and they have the endurance to get back in position quicker than Xhaka.
      We lost out on Gnabry big time.

      Man U, did exceptionally well with the likes of Ryan Giggs, PaulScholes, Nicky Buutt and David Beckham as a young team. Yes they struggled at first but eventually thrived.

      How well did Cesc Fabregas do as a youngster and Jack Wilsher and most recently Joe Willock on loan at New Castle.
      Why not Arsenal, we sure have the talent. Joe Willock, Reis Nelson, Emile Smith-Rowe, Maitlan Nailes, Bolagun and Bukayo Saka.

      The best way of defense is to attack. If Arsenal concede 2 goals and score 5 goals, we’re still winning and excitingly so. Of course we don’t want to concede but we must get the Arsenal back of old.
      Marc Overmars, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Freddie Lugnberg, Gilberto, Thierry Henry to mention a few. Teams trembled when they had to play Arsenal back then.

      Why not now? We certainly have the talent, give the youngsters a chance.

      Gunners, Gooners for life.
      Fabian Fernandez
      South Africa, Gauteng, Eldorado Park, Ext 9.

      1. Midfielders that can be better than Xhaka? Please tell me why over the last two years none has actually been able to consistently fil in for him. I mean AMN benched Kolasinac, Saka Benched Pepe.

  7. Thank you for keeping Smith Rowe in our club.God bless you.
    If Roma cannot pay up all that they need to pay for Xhaka, they should forget about the Xhaka deal with
    Arsenal Club.

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