Tag: Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka plays for Arsenal Football Club. The Swiss midfielder arrived at Arsenal in 2016 from Borussia Mönchengladbach for £40.5m and earns around £100,000-per-week or £5,200,000-per-year. Xhaka wears the number 34 shirt. He was born September 27, 1992. Xhaka is married to Leonita Lekaj.

Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - King Power Stadium Leicester City's James Maddison during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. Picture date: Sunday, May 23, 2021. Copyright: Mike Egerton

Arsenal pros and cons of bids for Ben White and James Maddison

This week, we weigh up the pros and cons of Arsenal bids for Ben White and James Maddison, wonder who will replace Xhaka, and ask 'What system does Arteta want to play anyway?'
12.06.2021, Baku Olympic Stadium, Euro 2020: Wales - Switzerland, Granit Xhaka. Copyright: JustPictures.ch / JustPicturesPlus

Arsenal sale of 28yo almost done despite €15m rejected bid

A deal taking Granit Xhaka to AS Roma is 'almost there' despite Arsenal rejecting the Serie A club's latest bid, according to a report.
12.06.2021, Baku Olympic Stadium, Euro 2020: Wales - Switzerland, Granit Xhaka. Copyright: JustPictures.ch / JustPicturesPlus

Arsenal reject 3rd bid for 28yo

Arsenal and AS Roma still haven't reached a full agreement over a transfer fee for Granit Xhaka, after a third bid was rejected.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal applauds after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka takes hefty pay cut to leave Arsenal and join Roma

Granit Xhaka appears to be taking a substantial paycut to leave Arsenal and sign for Jose Mourinho at Roma but will benefit from a tax break called the 'brain return'.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka warms up during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park, London, England on 19 May 2021. Copyright: Phil Duncan

Disappointing fee agreement reached as 28yo prepares to leave Arsenal

Arsenal and AS Roma have finally reached an agreement on a fee for Granit Xhaka's transfer, according to a report from Italy.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal 28yo agrees 5-year deal to leave: Transfer for €18-20m soon

Granit Xhaka has agreed a contract with AS Roma and is expected to move for a fee of between €18m and €20m, according to a report.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League - Molineux Stadium Wolverhampton Wanderers Ruben Neves warms up before the Premier League match at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Naomi Baker

Arsenal prepare to make opening offer for £40m-rated midfielder

Arsenal are preparing to make their opening offer for Ruben Neves as a midfield replacement for Granit Xhaka, according to a report.
Burnley v Arsenal - Premier League - Turf Moor Arsenal s Granit Xhaka looks dejected during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Picture date: Saturday March 6, 2021. Copyright: Peter Powell

Complete agreement edging closer: Arsenal midfielder on verge of Roma move

AS Roma are trying to wrap up a deal to sign Granit Xhaka before the start of Switzerland's Euro 2020 campaign this weekend.
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Granit Xhaka warming up before the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021.Copyright: Lindsey Parnaby

Roma hope to sign Arsenal star before Euros start, price around £15.5m

Granit Xhaka is edging closer to a move to Roma to join up with Jose Mourinho and the Italians want the deal finalised before the Euros start on Friday.
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Richard Heathcote

1 Arsenal surgery, 2 awards, 2 new coaches, Napoli friendly & 14 transfer rumours

As football came to a close last weekend, actual news has been light on the ground, but here is a roundup of the top Arsenal news and gossip stories this week.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal 28yo likes idea of working with Jose Mourinho, long term deal offered

Working with Jose Mourinho would 'appeal' to Granit Xhaka according to Blick in Switzerland who interviewed the midfielder ahead of the Euros and then delivered some interesting information.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

AS Roma confident of signing Arsenal 28yo: Next few days decisive

AS Roma are confident of signing Granit Xhaka this summer, with developments in the saga expected sooner rather than later.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka warms up during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park, London, England on 19 May 2021. Copyright: Phil Duncan

€15m bid in: Jose Mourinho pushes to sign Granit Xhaka on the cheap

AS Roma are pushing to sign Granit Xhaka this summer, though their valuation remains some way off Arsenal's and they'd like the player himself to help out with that.
Bukayo Saka with the Player of the Match award (Photo via England on Twitter)

4th Arsenal player gets Euros call-up

Bukayo Saka has joined three other Arsenal players in their countries' provisional national team squads for the European Championships.
Granit Xhaka vs Burnley

Arsenal 28yo named in Premier League Best XI of the Season

Granit Xhaka has been named by the CIES Football Observatory in the Premier League Best XI of the Season.
Sheffield, England, 11th April 2021. Oliver Burke of Sheffield Utd tussles with Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Picture credit: Andrew Yates / Sportimage

Arsenal 28yo responds to growing exit rumours

Granit Xhaka insists he's happy with his family in London despite the growing rumours surrounding his future at Arsenal.
18th March 2021, Emirates Stadium, London, England UEFA Europa League Football, Arsenal versus Olympiacos - David Luiz of Arsenal Photo: Shaun Brooks

2 out, 1 back: Arsenal team news for Crystal Palace

Arsenal have two fitness issues going into the penultimate game of the Premier League season against Crystal Palace, according to Mikel Arteta.
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Mohamed Elneny celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Stu Forster

Surprise Arsenal man is 2nd best in Premier League & 12th in Europe

Mohamed Elneny is having the season of his life and is currently ranked 2nd best performer in the Premier League and 12th best out of all players in the top leagues across Europe this month.
Bernd Leno of Arsenal in action during Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London - 23rd April 2021 Arsenal v Everton, Premier League, Football, The Emirates Stadium, London, UK - 23 Apr 2021 Photo by Holly Allison/TPI/Shutterstock

7 senior Arsenal players want to leave say reports

At least five senior Arsenal players want to leave the club this summer, according to multiple reports after last week's Europa League exit.
David Luiz of Arsenal - Arsenal v Olympiakos, Europa League Round of 16, Emirates Stadium - 18/03/2021. Copyright: Matt Impey / Shutterstock

1 out, 3 doubts: Arsenal injury news for Chelsea clash

David Luiz will be unavailable to face his former club Chelsea on Wednesday, but Mikel Arteta gave a relatively positive update on the other injury concerns.
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Emile Smith Rowe celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Frank Augstein

Emile Smith Rowe injury update: Arsenal hope it’s nothing major

Emile Smith Rowe was substituted against West Brom on Sunday so what's the latest on his fitness?
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Granit Xhaka warming up before the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021.Copyright: Lindsey Parnaby

Anti-Arsenal Sky Sports commentary hits new low

As Arsenal brushed Newcastle to the side, the main thing most people seemed to be talking about was the incredible commentary of Don Goodman.

Granit Xhaka announces birth of 2nd child

Granit Xhaka has announced the birth of his second child.
Bukayo Saka of Arsenal scores and celebrates 0-3 Slavia Prague v Arsenal, UEFA Europa League Quarter-final 2nd Leg, Football, Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic - 15 Apr 2021 Slavia Prague v Arsenal, UEFA Europa League Quarter-final 2nd Leg, Football, Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic - 15 Apr 2021 Copyright: Gabriel Kuchta/BPI/Shutterstock

New contracts & positions: Arsenal news this week

All the Arsenal news from this week rounded up in bitesize-chunks, filtering out the noise and nonsense to bring you pure news.
Sheffield, England, 11th April 2021. Oliver Burke of Sheffield Utd tussles with Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Picture credit: Andrew Yates / Sportimage

Granit Xhaka position change may not be one-off hints Mikel Arteta

When the Arsenal team for the game against Sheffield United was announced everyone was surprised to see Granit Xhaka at left-back and it may not be temporary
Arsenal v Liverpool - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Kieran Tierney walks off the pitch with an injury during the Premier League match at The Emirates Stadium, London. Saturday April 3, 2021. Copyright: Catherine Ivill

3 back, 1 doubt, 2 out: Arsenal teams news vs Slavia Prague

Arsenal will welcome back three players who missed the defeat against Liverpool at the weekend but could be without three others.

Key Arsenal trio return to training pre-Slavia Prague

Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka, and Bukayo Saka are all back in training ahead of Arsenal's Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (L) and Leeds United's English striker Patrick Bamford compete during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal suffer potential double blow pre-Liverpool clash

David Luiz is out and Granit Xhaka is a doubt for Arsenal's match against Liverpool on Saturday, the club have confirmed.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrating with Denis Bouanga on international duty with Gabon (Photo via ASSEOfficiel on Twitter)

Arsenal results for 15 players on international duty

15 Arsenal players will join up with their countries for senior international fixtures over the March break, let's look at the full fixture list.
Burnley v Arsenal - Premier League - Turf Moor Arsenal s Granit Xhaka looks dejected during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Picture date: Saturday March 6, 2021. Copyright: Peter Powell

Arsenal star wants to return to the Bundesliga

Granit Xhaka is aiming for a return to the Bundesliga, with Hertha BSC a possible destination, according to reports in Germany.
Kieran Tierney playing for Scotland (Photo: AFP via Getty Images)

2 of Arsenal's busiest players complete another full 90 on international duty

Granit Xhaka and Kieran Tierney are taking the 'break' out of 'international break', playing another 90 minutes each on Thursday.
Kastriot Imeri, SFC, BSC Young Boys - Servette FC, Super League, Fussball, 13.12.2020 *** Kastriot Imeri, SFC, BSC Young Boys Servette FC, Super League, Football, 13 12 2020

20yo midfielder says Granit Xhaka is his role model

Granit Xhaka isn't the first person Arsenal fans would pick as a role model but he's that for Kastriot Imeri, his 20-year-old Swiss compatriot.
Burnley v Arsenal - Premier League - Turf Moor Arsenal s Granit Xhaka looks dejected during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Picture date: Saturday March 6, 2021. Copyright: Peter Powell

Granit Xhaka apologises to Arsenal fans

Granit Xhaka said 'sorry' to Arsenal fans after his mistake gifted Burnley an equaliser and cost Arsenal two points.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (L) vies with Leicester City's Portuguese defender Ricardo Pereira (R) during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on February 28, 2021. (Photo by Tim Keeton / POOL / AFP)

Granit Xhaka thinks his Arsenal teammate has finally adapted to the club

Granit Xhaka thinks Nicolas Pepe has now adapted to the Premier League, and he's showing the fans what they wanted to see from him.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal 28-year-old discusses his long-term plans

Granit Xhaka insists he always planned to join Arsenal for the long-term, and he's happy with how things are going for him at the moment.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City bumps fists with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola praises Arsenal’s ‘quality’ as reason they ‘didn’t do more’

Arsenal looked in for a pasting when Raheem Sterling rose to nod home with barely 2 minutes on the clock but Arsenal rallied

Thierry Henry front-runner for manager job at AFC Bournemouth

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is one of the two front-runners to take over as a manager at AFC Bournemouth, according to a report.
Nice's French defender William Saliba looks on during the French L1 football match between Nice and Bordeaux at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, on January 17, 2021. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

William Saliba opens up about Mikel Arteta plus Arsenal news roundup

All the Arsenal news and gossip we could find from around the internet, rounded up so you don't have to waste time searching
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal looks dejected as he leaves the pitch after being shown a red card during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on December 13, 2020 in London, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images )

Maligned Arsenal star confirms he almost left for Hertha BSC

Granit Xhaka has confirmed he almost left Arsenal to join Hertha BSC in January 2020, before Mikel Arteta's conversation changed things.

Unacceptable that Manchester United only drew with Arsenal says Shaw

Luke Shaw said it is 'unacceptable' that Manchester United only left the Emirates with a point if they want to win the title.