Arsenal will make a huge loss on star as he looks set for €18m transfer after compromise

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It’s going to be fascinating to see who actually survives the cull at Arsenal this summer, especially if some players who could be considered as key players last year look set to move on.

Granit Xhaka has had an incredibly mixed time at Arsenal, while it will probably take him leaving to see if he’s missed in the team.

Arsenal signed him for a fee of around £35m in 2016 and it looked like a great signing at the time, especially as the midfield lacked a bit of bite so it was thought that his aggression and clever use of the ball would make him a great addition.

Unfortunately, his time has been tainted by some big mistakes and the infamous incident when he lost it with the fans after being substituted, so it was a surprise that he still had a future at the club after that moment.

It now looks like he could be off to join Roma this summer, but the latest reports indicate Arsenal will take a hefty loss on that transfer fee as they’ve agreed to compromise on their €25m valuation and they’ll accept closer to €18m.

It’s not a huge fee to bring in and signing a replacement for a similar value could be tough, but it does show that Mikel Arteta wants to blow it all up and start again at the Emirates.

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  1. WHY are we trying to sell Xhaka? He got voted into the CIES 2020/2021 Premier League team of the year. I understand we are trying to buy some new players, but do we have to sell our better players to do it, especially at a knock down price.
    I would suggest Xhaka could be our captain. I think he would be a far better captain than Auba and Lacazette.
    I think we should keep him, at least until we integrate the new players into the team. Give him another year!!!

    1. agree. Xhaka has been one of our stand out players this season and i can’t understand why we always have to sell low and buy high. Is it a wages thing , having to compensate the buyers wage bill with a discount to allow the sale to be affordable

  2. Football is not a beauty contest. PL Team of the Year is a bl**dy joke. If Jose Mourinho help us to get rid of GX he will forever have a place in my heart. Thank You.

  3. Xhaka is not the only reason why Arsenal have declined since he arrived but he bears a huge slice of the responsibility for it. There can be little argument it being a coincident that in every single season since his inclusion in the team Arsenal have conceded more goals at one end of the pitch and scored fewer and fewer goals at the other end, season upon season. That is statistical fact for anyone who wants to argue for his continued presence to consider. His contribution is in the negative column costing the club hundreds of millions in lost revenues.

    1. That’s what said in my group why we folding to roma demands instead of holding out for our value like others do to us, we’re a joke in transfer market.

  4. Instead of Xhaka enjoying bench next season, let him better leave!! for Arsenal is looking for TP’s partner.

  5. JW, Xhaka can’t & won’t be an Arsenal captain again, instead (next season) KT will probably take over Auba .

  6. Xhaka is not good enough. He is not mobile enough. Players like Grimes of Swansea are far much better than Xhaka.

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