Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have surrounded the newspaper corners throughout the recent weeks in hope of positive developments in the transfer market and their patience has finally been rewarded with these comments.
Metro quote Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl as stating the Bundesliga side will find it difficult to persuade Granit Xhaka to stay-put, amidst reports of interest from some of Europe’s biggest sides.
‘We will fight for Granit. There are clubs that can offer an even bigger chance of playing Champions League and competing for titles and trophies.’
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for the Swiss international, with their midfield requiring a shake-up following a disappointing season, and the need to sign new players in this area is intensified by the exits of veteran trio Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky, all of whom see their contracts expire at the end of the season.
Our landlord believes Arsenal still have work to do in order to get this deal other the line, as he feels the Gunners will face competition from some big sides for the player’s services.
Arsenal fans, can Xhaka make your midfield into one of the best in the league? Let us know in the comments below!