There are a number of Arsenal players that divide the fans, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka just to name a few, some fans want them sold, some want them given another chance and that is now the case with Xhaka who is reportedly wanted by Inter Milan.
According to Corriere dello Sport Inter are looking at a number of Premier League players and so there is no guarantee that Xhaka will be leaving for Serie A but it does bring up the question, do we really want to sell him?
For starters, I am not sure that Unai Emery wants to sell the Swiss international, he has selected him on no less than 38 occasions this season and clearly trusts him and he is highly likely to be a starter in the Europa League final in 13 days time.
If we were to sell the 26-year-old he would need replacing and that will be no easy task with the limited budget the club has to work within and it should be remembered that we will be fighting on four fronts next season and so a big squad is necessary.
New signings will be coming in and I can think of a few players we should be selling ahead of Xhaka and while I am not convinced he is top class I do believe he can do a job for us in terms of the squad.
I suppose a lot would depend on how much was offered for him but I am doubtful it would be close to the £35 Million we paid for him, he is not one of the high earners like Mkhitaryan and I just feel that all things considered, his age, value, wage and usefulness that we would be better off keeping him.