Our Arsenal fans here in the Transfer Tavern are still reeling from the exciting news that former PSG and Sevilla serial winner Unai Emery has been appointed at the club and will be hoping that the summer can bring a fresh look to the Emirates.
Much had been made around Arsene Wenger’s future in recent years and the pressure for the long-serving manager to leave had been mounting by the game. Many of the arguments in the bar between the Gunner fans is over exactly how Arsenal need to get with the times and bring in a fresh look into the squad, in terms of players and a manager, and they’ve made a huge step forward with the appointment of Emery.
Things have become stagnant for many years now, and with a new regime may come the successful years the Gunners enjoyed in and around the start of the 2000’s. However, with that must come an exodus of stale players.
Indeed, our landlord identifies this £31.5m rated by Transfermarkt Arsenal flop that surely must go and follow Wenger out of the door this summer. They’re both not up to scratch and need to move on for the sake of their own careers for both club and country. With that in mind, here’s a closer look at him…
OUR VERDICT – Granit Xhaka
The midfield man has been up and down for Arsenal during his time at the Emirates. Indeed, many in the bar believe that Xhaka has cost Arsenal more points over a season than he wins them, which for a player in his position is not a great stigma to have to deal with.
Our regulars would like to see more from the tough tackling international and to take the game to the opposition but, Xhaka could find himself exiting the Emirates door along with a fair few of his Gunner teammates this summer.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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