Xhaka to Germany?
Granit Xhaka has been on Arsenal’s books since the summer of 2016.
The Swiss international joined the Gunners from German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach and has gone on to rack up 150 appearances across all competitions for the North London outfit.
However, could the defensive midfielder be set for a return to Germany?
Xhaka doesn’t appear to have had the best time in England recently with his relationship with the Arsenal faithful seemingly reaching boiling point earlier this season vs Crystal Palace.
Xhaka was booed as he walked off the pitch vs Palace and the midfielder responded by saying ‘f*** off’.
Now, with the January transfer window fast approaching, Xhaka’s agent has claimed that they have reached an agreement with German outfit Hertha BSC:
“Look, I will say it frankly and honestly, we are in agreement with Hertha BSC and would like to go to Berlin.
“We have told Arsenal’s club boss Raul Sanllehi and sporting director Edu Gaspar, as well as the new coach Mikel Arteta.
“Arsenal was informed about all the steps, the player and Hertha are clear.
“It’s only about the transfer fee of the clubs.” As quoted by the Mirror.
Arteta on Xhaka
However, despite Xhaka’s agent claiming they have reached an agreement with Hertha, it appears new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta doesn’t want to lose Xhaka.
Arsenal took on Chelsea earlier today in what was Arteta’s first home game in the Arsenal dugout.
After the clash, which Arsenal lost 2-1, Arteta spoke about Xhaka.
The Spaniard confirmed what Arsenal reported earlier in the day about Xhaka being ill.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 29, 2019
And Arteta also stated that he hopes Xhaka does not leave:
“ He played well at Bournemouth and after he started to feel ill and the last two days he’s been in bed.
“I hope he doesn’t leave.” As quoted by football.london.