Arsenal will have to battle to keep Xhaka at the Emirates once again

AS Roma battled hard to sign Granit Xhaka from Arsenal in the summer, but the Gunners kept him.

The club’s former captain eventually signed a new deal tying him to the Emirates for a few more years.

Roma had failed to meet Arsenal’s asking price at the time and one would think they would give up on signing him, considering he now has a new long-term agreement.

However, that doesn’t seem to be the case with a new report claiming he is still a target of Jose Mourinho.

La Gazzetta claims the former Tottenham manager remains keen to work with the Switzerland international and could return to sign him again at the end of this season.

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Xhaka has been a key member of the Arsenal team since Mikel Arteta became the club’s manager.

The midfielder is one player you can count on to make an avoidable mistake in any game, but he is still very influential at the club.

Arteta would likely fight against him leaving again in the summer, but a good offer could tempt Arsenal into selling, especially if a replacement is available.

It would be interesting to see how much Roma would offer for the former Borussia Monchengladbach man.

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  1. For crying out loud just get shot of him cash or free get him off the books bring in Thomas Lemar for exchange for torreria plus little cash and bring gelson Martin’s from Monaco same speed as Douglas Costa FFS arsenal that’s the 2 wi need, we don’t need strikers we have Martinelli and saka super stars in the making as the get older but for Christ sakes don’t buy Ollie Watkins omg going back the way if we get him. COYG

  2. Trust the process yet MA isn’t willing to remove
    his lips from Xhaka’s backside while the likes of
    Bruno G, Bissouma, Youri Tielemans, Renato
    Sanchez and Denis Zakaria are ALL AVAILABLE
    in this window.

    Can’t wait to see that Xhaka(if he’s available) Sambi
    partnership against Spuds.

    SMMFH over and over

  3. “Roma battled hard to get xhaka” No they didn’t, offering 8 mil tops is not battling hard. They battled that hard, they wouldnt go to 12 mil.

  4. Hard to upgrade the midfield and increase productivity if you aren’t willing to remove or bench some players.

    Xhaka lacks to composure to be a DM, lacks the pace to be a CM, and lacks the creativity to be a CAM.

  5. I’d have thought fourpence should be more enough to shift him. I realise we could afford to pay Roma more than that, IF we need to!

  6. that might be the most f***ing hilarious headline ever!!! just to recap what really happened last off-season, our former bird-flipping “captain” embarked on a thirsty public campaign to secure a move to Roma, which was clearly an attempt to negatively impact our bargaining leverage and thereby hopefully open the door to a rather cheeky bid from our old nemesis, Jose…unfortunately this produced the exact opposite result, largely due to the fact that our Swiss miss actually played better in 20 minutes of a Euro match than in the entirety of his multi-year stay here…so when Roma refused to pay more than a pittance of our questionable valuation, which seems rather surprising considering the mad rush of other potential suitors, NOT! (that’s an homage to you Jon Fox), we somehow allowed this underwhelming “traitor” to not only don the kit again, but we actually rewarded him with an extension and a sizable raise…damn you Xhaka, what secret information do you possess that allows you to waltz through the footballing world without being held accountable for your actions…no wonder you’re prone to lashing out in a ridiculous manner while on the field of play, as you certainly must believe that you’re bloody untouchable

  7. Get rid of him. He is only good for getting booked. Giving away penalties and getting sent off. Any player who leaves his team with only 10 players is no asset.

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