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Why is Granit Xhaka not starting for Arsenal? 1

Posted on November 25, 2016 by David Nugent

For much of the last few campaigns, Arsenal have lacked real steel in the centre of their midfield. Some would argue that French midfielder Francis Coquelin gives the Gunners that particular attribute in the centre of the park.

However, is Coquelin really ever going to develop past his current level? It seems doubtful. He does a decent enough job, but it’s unlikely he will ever be world-class.

Arsene Wenger brings in a defensive midfielder

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger obviously felt like he needed more quality or more bodies in the defensive midfield role and splashed out £34million on highly-rated Swiss international Granit Xhaka in the summer.

Granit Xhaka: Arsenal move is a dream come true 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal recently announced the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, and the Swiss international revealed in his first interview how he’s longed for a Premier League move to prove his worth in one of the biggest division in the world.

“I am very happy to be here. It’s a dream come true. I remember I was young and the first game I watched was in the Premier League. It was a big dream for me to be here. I like (Arsenal) so much. I like the way they play football,” he said.

Arsenal complete the signing of Swiss international Granit Xhaka 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have finalised a deal to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka for a fee believed to be around £30M. The Swiss international will wear the #34 shirt, previously held by Francis Coquelin, who will take the vacant #8 jersey after Mikel Arteta’s departure.

Xhaka’s contract will officially start from July, and he’ll join up with the Arsenal squad after this summer’s European Championships. With Arsenal losing Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky, they felt it necessary to bring some substance in the middle of the park.

What can Arsenal expect from Granit Xhaka next season? 0

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are set to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka for around £30M this summer. The talented deep-lying playmaker has been on the Gunners’ radar for some time and will greatly strengthen their midfield. Xhaka is only 23, and has already surpassed 200 career appearances at club level, while being called “a young Bastian Schweinsteiger” by manager Ottmar Hitzfeld. But what can Arsenal expect from the Swiss star?

Granit Xhaka “travelling to London to finalise agreement with Arsenal” 0

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to Albanian TV reporter Artan Muhazxhiri, Borussia Mochengladback midfielder Granit Xhaka is close to signing for the Gunners this summer. The two parties have been linked together for well over a year, but there could be some movement ahead of the new Premier League season.

Muhaxhiri is said to be friends with Xhaka, and tweeted the following announcement on social media: “Just confirmed. Granit Xhaka is traveling to London to finalise an agreement with Arsenal FC! Congrats Granit!” The two clubs are reportedly still negotiating his asking price, with Arsenal unwilling to meet his £34M valuation.

Midfielder agrees terms with Arsenal over summer transfer 0

Posted on April 22, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Although his future remains in doubt following another frustrating season with the Gunners, Arsene Wenger is tying up the first summer signing for Arsenal.

According to reports from the Bleacher Report, London-based club have agreed personal terms with Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka who looks set to become Arsenal’s firs major signing of the summer transfer window.

Xhaka has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal in the previous months having revealed he was keen to play in the Premier League and according to the reports Gunners have beaten the competition to the signing of the Swiss international.

Arsenal reportedly agree fee for Granit Xhaka 0

Posted on March 26, 2016 by David Nugent

According to Sky Germany, Arsenal have agreed a fee of around £34million for Switzerland international Granit Xhaka.

Up-and-coming talent

The central midfielder has impressed immensely in the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach and has been repeated linked with a move to a bigger club this summer. Arsenal have been one of the clubs constantly linked with the star.

The 23-year-old has stated a few times in the media that he would like to play in the Premier League in the near future and Arsenal now looks like a realistic destination for the former-Basel star.

Arsenal step up the chase for Granit Xhaka 0

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Borussia Monchengladback midfielder Granit Xhaka is a target for Arsenal, who are willing to take the 23-year-old Swiss international during the summer transfer window.

Xhaka has already revealed that playing in the Premier League appeals to him and is well aware of the increased interest for his services from a couple of English sides.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly eager to cut the line in front of other suitors and has already opened negotiations with the Swiss midfielder’s father Ragip and his agent Andy Gross to discuss the possibility of a summer move to the Emirates stadium according to Metro, who were citing the information published in German daily Bild.

Arsenal target Xhaka signals intent to join the Premier League 0

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka has once again revealed his desire to play in the Premier League, with interest growing from a number of English giants. The Swiss international has been linked with numerous European clubs, but recently admitted that the Premier League is his lifelong career dream.

“I think everybody has a dream. Everybody has a childhood dream and (playing in the Premier League) that’s my childhood dream. If my dream comes true, it remains to be seen. At the moment I cannot say how realistic it is,” he said in a recent interview with Sky Sports.

Arsenal linked with Swiss midfielder 0

Posted on January 19, 2016 by David Nugent

Fresh off the back of Arsenal being linked with Spanish youngster Dani Ceballos, the Gunners are now being linked with a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka by German publication Bild and ESPN.

The highly-rated Swiss midfielder could leave the German club this summer. Monchengladbach Sporting director Max Eberl told radio station WDR2: “I know that Granit will definitely not leave us now, I can influence that. But I don’t know what will happen in the summer.

“There are always situations a club has to give consideration to. It depends on our sporting success, it depends on the performance of Granit.



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