Arsenal fans have been displaying their uncertainty over letting Granit Xhaka leave the club after quotes from his agent emerged.
Should Mikel Arteta keep Granit Xhaka?
His agent Jose Noguera revealed to Blick that the Switzerland international has agreed on a deal with Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin.
Noguera also revealed that Xhaka has told Gunners duo Edu Gaspar and Raul Sanllehi that he would like to leave the club.
The news will come as a bitter disappointment to head coach Mikel Arteta, who prior to the draw against Bournemouth spoke about the importance of the midfielder to the team (via Sky Sports).
Xhaka’s seemingly imminent exit would put a spanner in the works for Arteta as the north London outfit would be left with just Lucas Torreira as their defensive midfielder (via Transfermarkt).
Fans were feeling less than sure about letting Xhaka leave the club mid-season despite his acrimonious relationship with the supporters as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
Unless we replace him with Partey/ a solid DM we’re making a big mistake
— ²⁴ (@riessnelson) December 26, 2019
Not after this performance
— aubameyang97 (@jwanitaaa) December 26, 2019
It’s going to affect us hugely as he’s been a big part of the club
— Princewill (@wisegooner) December 26, 2019
Going nowhere sorry!
— dr mufasa (@mufasa_gooner) December 26, 2019
I honestly don’t want him to leave. I feel Arteta will bring out the best in him.
— Manjo General (@Dulla_JayArr) December 26, 2019
Careful what you wish for….
— Odumade ‘luwaseun (@frystylephotos) December 26, 2019
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