Xhaka isn’t happy at Arsenal
AS Roma and Arsenal were in contact for a very long duration last summer regarding Granit Xhaka.
The Swiss international was keen on a move away from the Emirates Stadium, especially to Italian outfit Roma, who were and are still being managed by Jose Mourinho.
The prospect of linking up with the Portuguese tactician appealed to the Arsenal man. However, the Serie A giants failed to match the Gunners’ asking price.
*Arsenal are light in midfield and have important games coming up.. *
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) January 14, 2022
Thus, the deal didn’t materialize, and Granit Xhaka stayed in London, extending his previous contract to a further year.
The report further suggested that the 29-year-old wants to work under Mourinho, who ‘continues to court him from afar’.
Can’t get over what Xhaka has done. You know we don’t have midfielders left for upcoming games and you as an experienced player go on to do that. Guy has a brain of a 14 year old. Idiot
— Osman 🎗 (@OsmanZtheGooner) January 13, 2022
Since signing for the Gunners in 2016, the former Borussia Monchengladbach man has featured in 233 games for Arsenal.
Despite being an instrumental figure in the team since his arrival, Xhaka has proven that he will forever be a reckless lad who loses concentration every now and then.
That’s the reason why a lot of the club’s faithful won’t lose much sleep if the Swiss international is moved on in the summer.
A lot of names have been touted as Arsenal midfield targets, with a few being Bruno Guimaraes, Youri Tielemans, Arthur Melo and Danilo that have all cropped up in a past month or so. And Arsenal fans would jump at the chance of bringing any one of them to North London.
It seems an upgrade at central midfield would be warmly embraced by everyone involved with Arsenal, including Xhaka.