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.

Granit Xhaka after suffering an injury (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal star ruled out with injury to 2022

Granit Xhaka has seemingly been ruled out of action until 2022, with Arsenal stating that's when he's aiming to return to full training.
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Xhaka no outlier: Premier League Covid vaccine hesitancy worst in the world

Granit Xhaka recently made the headlines for catching Covid when it was revealed he had not been vaccinated, but it seems he is far from alone in the Premier League which has the worst uptake rate in the world.
Granit Xhaka after suffering an injury (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Mikel Arteta expects injured Arsenal man to target 2-month comeback

Arsenal have ruled Granit Xhaka out for three months, but he'll want to be back in two, according to manager Mikel Arteta.

Mikel Arteta gives fitness update on returning internationals

Mikel Arteta says there's no bad news from the international break, and everybody seems to be okay on the injury front besides Granit Xhaka.
Granit Xhaka after suffering an injury (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Granit Xhaka agrees to let Amazon document his injury recovery

Granit Xhaka has agreed to let the Amazon Prime camera crew follow his recovery from injury for the upcoming All or Nothing documentary.
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

Mikel Arteta expects key midfielder to 'evolve and develop in other areas'

Mikel Arteta believes that Granit Xhaka will use his time on the sidelines to evolve and develop in other areas, although he doesn't say...
Granit Xhaka after suffering an injury (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal star's injury could have been even worse

Mikel Arteta says Granit Xhaka's injury is really bad news, but it could have been even worse and it was important to escape surgery.
Granit Xhaka after suffering an injury (Photo via Arsenal.com)

1 new injury: Arsenal team news vs Brighton

Arsenal have confirmed their team news ahead of the Premier League clash with Brighton, and there's currently just one absentee.
Granit Xhaka wearing protective leg gear after his injury (Photo via Leonita Xhaka on Instagram)

Arsenal starter to miss 3 months with injury

Granit Xhaka will miss approximately three months of action with an injury to his medial knee ligament, but he won't require surgery.
Granit Xhaka wearing protective leg gear after his injury (Photo via Leonita Xhaka on Instagram)

Granit Xhaka’s wife posts worrying injury Instagram update

Granit Xhaka's wife Leonita has posted a worrying picture of the Arsenal midfielder, strapped up in protective leg gear.
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League - Etihad Stadium Arsenals Granit Xhaka walks past manager Mikel Arteta after being sent off during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday August 28, 2021.

I’m pretty worried: Arteta gives Granit Xhaka injury update

Mikel Arteta spoke to the media after Arsenal's won over Tottenham at the Emirates on Sunday and revealed that he is very worried about Granit Xhaka's injury.
Gabriel of Arsenal celebrates his team's win after the final whistle after the game, at Turf Moor. COLORSPORT / ALAN MARTIN

Xhaka to return: How Arsenal could line up vs Tottenham Hotspur

With the chance to overtake their North London rivals with a two-goal win, let's take a look at our Arsenal predicted lineup to face Spurs.
Juventus' Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Udinese on January 3, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)

Juventus to give Arsenal choice of 2 midfielders to land Xhaka

Juventus could offer Arsenal Aaron Ramsey OR Weston McKennie in order to get their hands on Granit Xhaka in a rumour that's got a...
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal in action during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Dundalk FC at Emirates Stadium on October 29, 2020 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 Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

1 out, 1 doubt: Latest Arsenal team news pre-AFC Wimbledon

Arsenal's injury and suspension list is rapidly shrinking, and there are only a couple of players likely to miss the visit of AFC Wimbledon.
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Juventus want to swap 23-year-old for Granit Xhaka

Massimiliano Allegri could ask Juventus to get him a new midfielder in the January transfer window and Granit Xhaka is apparently top of his list.

3 players unavailable: Arsenal team news vs Burnley

Arsenal will be without three players through injury and suspension at the weekend, as Mikel Arteta's side travels to face Burnley.
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League - Etihad Stadium Arsenals Granit Xhaka walks past manager Mikel Arteta after being sent off during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday August 28, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts

Arsenal 28yo returns to training after Covid-19 isolation

Granit Xhaka is back in training with the Arsenal squad following his Covid-19 absence in Switzerland, though he is still suspended.
Thomas Partey modelling the new Arsenal third kit for 2021/22 (Photo via Arsenal.com)

5 return as Arsenal midfielder ruled out for Norwich game

Arsenal have delivered their latest team news update ahead of their game against Norwich this weekend.
Brentford v Arsenal - Premier League - Brentford Community Stadium Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reacts after the final whistle during the Premier League match at the Brentford Community Stadium, London. Picture date: Friday August 13, 2021.

Mikel Arteta very clear on his Covid vaccination stance

Mikel Arteta believes players who don't get vaccinated are putting the club and team at risk because it is them who 'will pay the price'.
Hibernian v Arsenal - Pre Season Friendly - Easter Road Arsenal s Alexandre Lacazette right and Hiberninan s Alex Gogic battle for the ball during the pre-season match at Easter Road, Edinburgh. Picture date: Tuesday July 13, 2021. Copyright: Ian Rutherford

Arsenal to target 2 positions in future transfer windows

Arsenal would have made even more than their six summer signings if they'd made further sales, and they're set to primarily target two positions in future windows.
Manchester, England, 28th August 2021. Granit Xhaka of Arsenal is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture credit should read: Darren Staples / Sportimage

Granit Xhaka responds to Jose Mourinho’s vaccine advice

Jose Mourinho has told Granit Xhaka he should get the Covid vaccine and 'be safe' after the midfielder contracted Covid.
Manchester, England, 28th August 2021. Granit Xhaka of Arsenal is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture credit should read: Darren Staples / Sportimage

Arsenal don’t bother to make Granit Xhaka announcement

Arsenal have still not announced that Granit Xhaka has signed a new deal, despite being half out the door to Roma all summer, even though the player and owner have confirmed it.
Manchester, England, 28th August 2021. Granit Xhaka of Arsenal is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture credit should read: Darren Staples / Sportimage

Granit Xhaka moans about Arsenal red card

Granit Xhaka believes he was 'brutally surprised' to be sent off for flying, two-footed, off the ground into a tackle against Manchester City.
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

Swiss editor calls Granit Xhaka ‘negligent’ for not getting vaccinated

The editor of huge Swiss publication, Blick, has hit out at Granit Xhaka for being negligent after it was revealed the midfielder had not only picked up Covid but had also not been vaccinated.
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

Unvaccinated Arsenal starter tests positive for Covid-19

Granit Xhaka has tested positive for Covid-19 and hasn't been vaccinated, according to reports and quotes over the last 24 hours.
Granit Xhaka celebrates with Emile Smith Rowe after he scores to make it 1-1 during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage

Arsenal 28yo very happy to agree contract extension

Granit Xhaka says he's very happy with his new Arsenal contract, which was announced in a statement from Stan and Josh Kroenke at the weekend.
Granit Xhaka celebrates with Emile Smith Rowe after he scores to make it 1-1 during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage

Arsenal owner confirms player's contract extension in public statement

Granit Xhaka's new Arsenal contract has been confirmed in rather bizarre fashion, through a statement from the owners in a matchday programme.
Granit Xhaka celebrates after he scores to make it 1-1 during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage

Arsenal never wanted to sell 28yo after transfer u-turn

Mikel Arteta claims Arsenal never actually wanted to let Granit Xhaka leave the club this summer, despite the strong links to AS Roma.
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Arsenal legend calls for Kieran Tierney to be made captain

Nigel Winterburn has urged Mikel Arteta to make Kieran Tierney Arsenal's captain amid reports Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave the club this summer.
Granit Xhaka celebrates with Emile Smith Rowe after he scores to make it 1-1 during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage

Arsenal 28yo signs contract extension

Granit Xhaka has put pen to paper on a new Arsenal deal to 2025, according to a report from Switzerland.
FLORENCE, ITALY - DECEMBER 20: Amadou Diawara of AS Roma reacts during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and AS Roma at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 22, 2019 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Arsenal reject chance to sign Roma midfielder

Arsenal have reportedly turned down the chance to sign Roma's Amadou Diawara this summer after the midfielder was offered to the club.
Granit Xhaka celebrates with Emile Smith Rowe after he scores to make it 1-1 during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage

Granit Xhaka signs new Arsenal deal – report

Granit Xhaka has reportedly signed a new four-year deal with Arsenal.
Granit Xhaka celebrates after he scores to make it 1-1 during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage

Arsenal to move onto other signings following transfer u-turn

Arsenal will focus on strengthening other areas of the squad now that Granit Xhaka is set to remain with the club this summer.
Granit Xhaka celebrates after he scores to make it 1-1 during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage

Mikel Arteta says 28-year-old will stay after move collapsed

After seeming destined to become a Roma player, Granit Xhaka's cat-like Arsenal career could well be set to continue.
Granit Xhaka and Joe Willock in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Pictured: 3 players join Arsenal training ahead of Chelsea clash

Granit Xhaka, Joe Willock, and Ben White have all joined Arsenal's training sessions over the last few days ahead of the clash with Chelsea.
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

Arsenal star set for u-turn signing new contract after exit links

Granit Xhaka is tired of waiting for AS Roma and could well renew his contract with Arsenal imminently, according to reports in Italy.
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

Arsenal prepare to offer 28yo new contract

Arsenal are preparing to offer Granit Xhaka a new contract this summer, with AS Roma failing to make a suitable bid for him, according to reports.
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 28yo's move to Serie A now on standby

The Italian media have finally conceded that Granit Xhaka's transfer to AS Roma is on standby until they can present a better offer to Arsenal.
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

AS Roma could close deal for Arsenal 28yo at €20m

Granit Xhaka's move to AS Roma now only depends on sorting out the final details, with the Serie A club seemingly now willing to pay Arsenal's asking price.
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

Arsenal insist Roma pay the asking price for Granit Xhaka

Arsenal still feel that AS Roma have to pay up if they want Granit Xhaka, despite reports in Italy that a deal is getting closer.