Granit Xhaka set to sit down with Unai Emery as Newcastle United hover.
Unai Emery is set to hold clear-the-air talks with Granit Xhaka when the midfielder returns from international duty, according to a report in the Chronicle.
The Swiss international has not featured for the Gunners since he got into an angry confrontation with the club’s fans in their match against Crystal Palace.
Xhaka may be moved on in the next transfer window after he was stripped of the club’s captaincy and Newcastle have an interest in him.
Steve Bruce is an apparent admirer of the former Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder and he has been keeping a close eye on his situation at the Emirates.
Bruce is one of the managers who aren’t afraid to be audacious, he has lured the likes of Ben Arfa to his Hull City team before and he is looking to pull off another coup with Xhaka.
It is unclear what the scheduled talks between Emery and Xhaka would be about but it is obvious that his future would be discussed and one wonders if Emery will start him against Southampton.
I would suggest that right now, these alleged schedules talks, could be anything. They could be about his integration back into the first team. They could be about a possible transfer in January. Or, they could be just a general sit down to see how he is doing mentally and emotionally.
Whatever the talks are about the sooner this mess is cleared up and put to bed the better it is for everyone.