Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is close to agreeing a new contract with the membership.The 28-year-old’s present deal is up in 2023 with the participant strongly linked with a transfer to Jose Mourinho’s Roma aspect this summer time.
And regardless of Roma making affords to signal the Swiss midfielder, Arsenal’s valuation was by no means met by the Serie A aspect.
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Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka has been linked with a transfer to Roma however – after the midfielder scored in a pleasant towards Chelsea – Gunners boss Mikel Arteta insisted he shall be staying put.
While it could seem to be a U-turn by Arsenal, it’s thought boss Mikel Arteta by no means wished to let Xhaka go having initially satisfied him to keep in January 2020.Arteta views the participant, who began 29 Premier League video games final season, as a key a part of his plans transferring ahead.
Following Sunday’s pre-season pleasant defeat to Chelsea by which Xhaka scored Arsenal’s aim, Arteta stated: “Xhaka is staying. He wished to play. He is a key participant for us.”
The midfielder additionally took to Instagram after the match to additional counsel his long-term future may lie in north London.
“It felt actually good to be residence,” Xhaka wrote.Arsenal are additionally thinking about signing James Maddison from Leicester City and are nonetheless monitoring Martin Odegaard’s scenario at Real Madrid, as they appear to herald an attacking midfielder this summer time.
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