MIKEL ARTETA insists that Granit Xhaka is staying at Arsenal after talks over a transfer to Jose Mourinho’s Roma collapsed.
The 28-year-old Swiss worldwide captain had his coronary heart set on a transfer to Serie A after 5 years on the Emirates.
Granit Xhaka had his coronary heart set on a transfer to RomaCredit score: Getty
However Arteta stated: “Granit goes to stick with us. He’s a key member of our squad and a participant that we price and worth a lot.
“He solely educated for 2 days however nonetheless needed to play on this sport and I feel that may be a very clear dedication from him that he desires to be right here.”
Xhaka scored a seventieth minute equaliser for Arsenal in their 2-1 home friendly defeat to Chelsea.
The Gunners are making ready to supply the Switzerland midfielder a new contract.
The midfielder has two years remaining on his present contract and Arsenal don’t need to threat Xhaka leaving on a free switch.
Arsenal reportedly rejected a £13million offer from Jose Mourinho’s Roma earlier this summer time.
And Arteta desires to carry on to the combative midfielder as he makes an attempt to win over the Arsenal followers and revive the membership.
The Gunners missed out on qualification for Europe final season and the membership are missing expertise of their staff.
Xhaka, 28, has spent 5 years with Arsenal and made 45 appearances for the membership final season.
However he has had a chequered relationship with their followers after swearing at them as he was booed off the pitch in 2019.
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