Swap deals Arsenal should consider while trying to sell off Granit Xhaka

Arsenal is reportedly set to offload Granit Xhaka at the earliest opportunity they get and I think it would be the right decision for both parties.

The midfielder hasn’t contributed much to the team’s play this season and I believe letting him go for the right replacement won’t be a bad idea.

Arsenal has been linked with a swap deal involving him and Wilfried Ndidi among others, in this article, I compile the list of some other players we could swap him for.

Wilfried Ndidi

I was very happy to hear that Arsenal are considering a swap deal involving Xhaka and Ndidi and I believe that would be one of the best swap deals in the history of this club.

Ndidi is probably the most underrated midfielder in the Premier League and his numbers are amazing for the eyes to see. He should be our first choice if we want to swap Xhaka.

Thorgan Hazard

The younger Hazard has been building a reputation for himself in Germany. While he isn’t a defensive midfielder or a central one, I believe that he can help to be the perfect link between our midfield and attack.

Swapping Xhaka for Hazard means we would get more goals and assists from midfield we need that very much right now.

Ismael Bennacer

Bennacer has been one of the most consistent midfielders in the Serie A this season.

He helped Algeria win the African Nations Cup earlier in the year and he has continued his fantastic form for Milan this season. He may need to check his discipline as he has collected 7 yellow cards already this season, but he would bring more urgency and industry to Arsenal’s middle than Xhaka has done.

Dejan Kulusevski

Arsenal has been linked with the impressive Kulusevski who continues to impress on loan in the Parma’s midfield.
Sending Xhaka to Atalanta with some money should be appealing to the Italians and Kulusevski has more assists than all Arsenal’s midfielders combined this season, his signing would be massive.

Ever Banega

Unai Emery tried so hard to sign Banega when was named Arsenal’s manager but the board wouldn’t back him.

The Argentine has continued to shine in Sevilla and he has had s number of assists to his name from midfield.
Banega is no longer young, but he is more experienced than Xhaka and leads the midfield better than the Swiss midfielder has ever done for Arsenal.

This is the time for Arsenal to cash in on Xhaka and using him as a sweetener to land any of these midfielders won’t be a bad idea.

10 Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    Xhaka is never going to have a stella career at Arsenal, not anywhere in my opinion. Probably one of the most overrated player to have played for Arsenal, sluggish, weak, lacking bravery, cant tackle, cant head, cant dribble and underwhelming. I hope he goes in the January window and we get a small part back on what we paid for him. It would improve us so much if he wasn’t in the squad, i rate him so little. He really isn’t an Arsenal type player, that i want in the team.

    1. Allanball08 says:

      Come on reggie dont hold back and say what you feel..😂
      I agree whole heartedly with you
      And he should have been sold ages ago.

    2. jon fox says:

      Reggie, Outspoken as I am, I could still not have equalled your passion ! Nor your plain truth either. It is something of a disgrace that a player like Xhaka is STILL HERE, EVEN NOW.

  2. enagic says:

    I have been saying that for a long time, Arsenal does not have players any more like Rosicky, Hleb , Fabregas, and Carzola with aged Banega we would have done way better than what we have combined.

    1. Goonster says:

      I miss those types of player.
      That is the kind of midfielder that I grew up on. All action, buzzing etc..
      Now we have slow boring excuse filled jokes.

  3. gotanidea says:

    – Ndidi: Unless Arsenal plan to use him as a CDM in 4-3-3 or 4-1-4-1 formation, it’s useless to get him. If he has to play as one of the DMs in 4-2-3-1 formation, he wouldn’t be as effective as in the central role he is currently playing at Leicester

    – Hazard: His attacking stats as a winger are good, but not great. I’d prefer a younger winger who is hungrier and can be sold with good price if he doesn’t meet the expectation

    – Bennacer: No goal and no assist in Serie A so far, but maybe he plays as a DM? Only get him if he can play like the Belgian Mousa Dembele

    – Kulusevski: Has good attacking stats, but so did Sarabia before moving to PSG. Arsenal need to assess him thoroughly to avoid another flop

    – Banega: Too old

  4. Diogenes says:

    Thorgan Hazard is at Dortmund.

    Really don’t think Dortmund would take Xhaka.

  5. Dezman says:

    Chaka at the moment is very important to Arsenal, we currently don’t have anyone in that team who does the job better, yes he could be annoying sometimes, but he still remains our best DM at the moment.

  6. Lawrx says:

    Just for the record
    I don’t think the attacking midfield is our problem but rather the central midfield. We need to get high energy midfielders with high workrate and good discipline to help us sort out our awful defense and quicken our transition when we gain possession.

  7. Truth says:

    Don’t be surprised if Arteta uses Xhaka. In midfield, we don’t have many options.

    If we could sell Xhaka it would only make sense if we bring in a better player.

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