Xhaka’s former club rejects the chance to re-sign him as he could ‘damage’ their club.
Granit Xhaka fell out with the Arsenal fans last weekend and it seems there is no way back for the Swiss midfielder now.
The former Borussia Monchengladbach star was made the Gunners captain this season. He has been at the receiving end of some harsh reactions from the fans this season, however, on Sunday it reached a tipping point and he lost it.
He was substituted in their game against Crystal Palace and the fans began to boo him as he walked off. The 27-year-old cupped his ears at them and swore before storming off the field.
Xhaka has been asked to say sorry to the fans and while he has released a statement it was not really an apology.
Most people now believe that he may have to leave Arsenal to resurrect his career. However, his former club, Borussia Monchengladbach’s chief, Max Eberl was asked if he would consider re-signing him and he said he wouldn’t as such a transfer could damage his club.
“Of course, as a player, I could always picture him as a good player, but it’s difficult to get him back. Not just financially, but also from the point of view of expectations”, he said
“Players develop and change. In the end, you could end up doing more damage than you can win, so I’m not really a fan of return.”
With Mesut Ozil returning to form against Liverpool, it seems Xhaka is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.