In a development which is slightly surprising, it seems as if Granit Xhaka is looking to leave Arsenal this January.
According to The Mirror, Xhaka is eyeing a move back to German after the whole disaster at the Crystal Palace.
My thoughts on this?
Look, it’s a sad state of affairs to let it get to this point and the whole Unai Emery / Arsenal captain situation was just a ridiculous sequence of mistakes. Letting the players vote for their captain? And then having 5 captains? What on earth was that all about?
Would I be sad or disappointed if Xhaka left Arsenal.
To be quite honest, no.
Personally I would be happy if he left, because while I’m sure he’s a nice enough guy, I feel that his influence on the team and the squad is too much. As I’ve posted previously, his influence at Arsenal is akin to John Terry at Chelsea. So if a figure like that left the club, I have no doubt that we would be in a much better place.
As well as that, he just isn’t good enough. He can’t tackle, doesn’t have any pace and can’t lead the team effectively. His presence in the team means that our midfield is already disadvantaged and pedestrian. Xhaka leaving Arsenal would solve a lot of our problems.
Plus, he’s still at an age where we’d get something back for him, so for me it’s a complete no brainer!
Let’s just hope he can find a suitor to stump up for him, and honestly if a team offered anything over £20 million, I’d snap their arm off.