Granit Xhaka’s days at Arsenal could be numbered as Mikel Arteta seeks surprise new midfield signing

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With the January transfer window now open, it could be all change at the Emirates Stadium.

Former captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s days are expected to be numbered after he fell foul of Mikel Arteta’s disciplinary code.

However, he might not be the only departure before the end of the month.

The Spaniard has worked wonders with the Gunners this season, and they can count themselves incredibly unlucky not to have come away with at least a point against Manchester City after their Super Sunday encounter.

Everything has begun to click into place at Arsenal, underscoring not only Arteta’s single-minded belief, but also the board’s backing of their man when fans and pundits felt that, perhaps, it was time for him to go.

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Arteta has certainly earned everyone’s respect, both for his strong man-management skills and the way he has the team playing.

His judgment in terms of which players to buy and sell shouldn’t be in question either, though Granit Xhaka might wonder why it is the North Londoners are, apparently, looking at Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz.

According to The Sun, Arsenal are running the rule over the 23-year-old Brazilian.

After a wonderful start to the current campaign, it’s no wonder that Luiz is interesting the Gunners, and his athleticism, willingness to do the donkey work and to put in a shift at the coal face is something that would certainly appeal to Arteta.

Arsenal are already becoming harder to beat of late, but with some studious additions, of which Luiz could be considered as one, it could take the club to the next level.

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14 Comments

  1. Please Arteta, drop Xhaka permabently from playing games as he will always make stupid mistakes in the game.
    If he is fielded to play, he should never be found defending in the 18 yard box.

    1. No Xhaka is a valuable player more consistent than Partey has been for arsenal. Any body can give away a pen but free Xhaka and get behind him . He brings the best out Partey. Look at what happened to our midfield at Liverpool , Man U, and Everton without Xhaka Partey could not hold his own in those games bar the penalty incident Xhaka has been solid since coming back into the team 🙏

      1. Which Everton game, he was the culprit of both goals Everton scored against us… We need a better player to alongside partey, period

  2. I’d always thought that Arsenal preferred political footballers ,such as Zhaka, to REAL footballers. Indeed, my veneer to Arsenal’s success is measured by when I don’t see Zhaka on the starting lineup.
    Change and bring in a prolific and younger #9, and we’re off.

  3. I have only seen Douglas Luiz, play around 5 or 6 times. On no occasion did I rate his performance above a 5/10. often a 2 or 3/10. At best a mediocre player. Xhaka has abilities which seem to be being discouraged by Arteta. I watched him play for Switzerland, in the recent Euro tournament. His long accurate forward passes caused real problems for the opposition. The only time I have seen this recently in an Arsenal shirt was against West Brom. Why Arteta seems to discourage this, possibly because it’s not his way. Makes me question, Arteta’s ability to use players to their full potential.

  4. You guys are full of shit,you could have just written about the targeted midfielder without adding that xhaka bullshit.mention one good defensive mid that isnt aggressive as xhaka?.

    1. Xhaka is targeted by referees, lots of other players, Fabhinio, Ferandinhio, Hojberg, kane , Mane to name a few, get away with lots worse challenges than Xhaka.

  5. I wonder why Xhaka is playing for Arsenal. I honestly believe Xhaka is most luckiest person on earth. The guy is just lucky to be playing football, he is shit, always causing us problems. Honestly, he shouldn’t be playing for us anymore, if I’m a manager of 3rd division, I can’t buy Zhaka for £2000 . I don’t know what the manager like seen in the guy. Look at history, he has been causing havoc to out club ever since. He is a stupid guy, he should get lost and never to be found again around Arsenal football. They’re giving him free money in Arsenal.

  6. Don’t confuse aggression with stupidity. Giving away penalties and getting red and yellow cards regularly (when there’s no need) are not praiseworthy attributes. He does possess many redeemable qualities, but we cannot get to where we need to be with him in midfield. The table doesn’t lie, and we can’t continue to blame countless managers for stupid on-field mistakes.

  7. Don’t confuse aggression with stupidity. Giving away penalties and getting red and yellow cards regularly (when there’s no need) are not praiseworthy attributes. He does possess many redeemable qualities, but we cannot get to where we need to be with him in midfield. The table doesn’t lie, and we can’t continue to blame countless managers for stupid on-field mistakes made by Xhaka.

  8. Xhaka’s left peg is excellent and he can play. As the Euro’s proved. However he’s not mobile enough and the Pen he gave away against was just stupid.

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