Granit Xhaka open to Newcastle transfer after deciding to leave Arsenal

first_img Comment Xhaka feels let down by the Arsenal hierarchy (Picture: Getty)Xhaka has therefore decided to leave Arsenal in January and the Telegraph report that Newcastle are keen on a loan move for the former Borussia Monchengladbach ace.AdvertisementAdvertisementSteve Bruce wants to add more experience to his young Magpies side and Xhaka has supposedly intimated that he would be keen on a short-term move to the north-east.The 27-year-old has been given glowing reports about the city by international team-mate Fabian Schar and he believes a new environment could be reinvigorating.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHowever, Newcastle will face competition from Serie A giants AC Milan for Xhaka’s signature and there’s likely to be a wealth of other competitors looking at short-term deals for the midfielder.Nevertheless, it’s clear that Xhaka sees no future for himself in north London and that Unai Emery is now happy to sell the Swiss.MORE: Barcelona ‘upset’ after failing to sign Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Nov 2019 8:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link27Shares Granit Xhaka open to Newcastle transfer after deciding to leave Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement Granit Xhaka is set to leave Arsenal in January (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United are hopeful of signing Arsenal star Granit Xhaka on loan in January after the midfielder decided to leave the Gunners.The Switzerland international hasn’t played for the club since telling supporters to ‘f**k off’ as he was jeered leaving the field in a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace in October.Xhaka was subsequently stripped of the club captaincy but some members of the squad feel he was unfairly treated by Unai Emery, who offered little defence of the Swiss.The midfielder maintains his position as the captain of the national side but he’s understandably concerned that a lack of first-team football could see him lose the honour.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img