How Xhaka’s wife is pushing for him to leave the Emirates

Granit Xhaka is close to leaving Arsenal for Bayer Leverkusen, with the German side confident they will sign the Gunners midfielder when the term ends.

They are reportedly willing to offer him a deal worth up to four years, an offer he will not get at the Emirates if Arsenal wants to extend his contract.

Xhaka is an important player for Mikel Arteta and seems prepared to remain at the Emirates if the Gunners offer him a new deal, but reports say his wife is pushing for them to move to Germany and has explained more.

The report says his wife, Leonita, originally from Germany, met the Swiss star when he played in the Bundesliga and is eager to return home.

This desire played a crucial role in making Xhaka speak to Leverkusen, and he likes the role Xabi Alonso has prepared for him at the club from next season.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Xhaka has served us well in the seven years he has spent at the club and probably should leave now.

The fee we earn from his departure will help us land a much younger player and we believe the midfielder will also be happy to return to Germany, making this a win-win.

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  1. I think the main reason for Xhaka wanting to join Bayer Leverkusen is because they’ve offered him a longer contract deal than the reported one year that he has left to run down on his current Arsenal contract. Which according to reports, Arsenal are reluctant to activate the additional one year option on his contract for him to continue with them.
    Nevertheless, it could turnout to be a welcome development for Leobita his wife. Who as a result will return to her native home country Germany if Xhaka joins Leverkusen. But as a wife, she can stay and live with her husband Xhaka wherever his job takes him to work. But provided she will be happy there with him and their kids and enjoying themselves living there.

  2. Good for him. Family is far more important than any job we will ever have. We’ll certainly miss his leadership at the club, and I’m proud of him for turning things around. If it’s true that he’s leaving, I wish him only the best.

  3. With the eldest of his two daughters approaching school age it makes sense to make the move soon in order to settle the children into the new environment before their education begins.
    Best wishes to Granit, Leonita & family.

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