Granit Xhaka admits that some of the spending currently going on in the world of football has left him lost for words.

Xhaka admits he’s shocked over the likes of Everton forking out £150m for players over the summer and believes that soon you won’t be able to sign a top player for anything under £100m.

“We are into our stride, and we have the top of the table back in our sights,” the Switzerland international told Bote.

“I am happy with things. I am a regular for one of the biggest clubs in Europe, and I want to progress still further.

“Getting straight back into the Champions League next season will be very important for us.

“But our opponents are paying record amounts for players.

“When I think about a mid-table club like Everton spending £150million during the summer, I am lost for words.

“It soon won’t be possible to buy a class player for under £100m.

“In two or three years’ time the absolutely top players will probably go for £400-500m.”

Xhaka himself cost £35m from Borussia Monchengladbach last year, although obviously he didn’t set his asking price.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: (L-R) Granit Xhaka and Nacho Monreal of Arsenal look on after conceding a second first half goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old hasn’t had the best season so far. Despite winning Man of the Match against Chelsea in the Community Shield, he’s gone down hill since. His passing seems sloppy and his long balls aren’t quite what they were last term.

Overall, however, Arsenal have improved since that horrifying 4-0 loss away to Liverpool on 27 August. We’re now six points off both Manchester clubs, who have been strong this season, but just one point behind Tottenham in third.

The competition is fierce and while, as Xhaka says, we’ve got the top of the table back in our sights, there’s plenty of room for improvement.

Hopefully, considering how far we’ve already come this season, this will happen sooner rather than later. It would also be nice if we’ve already gotten our mid-season slump out of the way already…

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