The Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been tipped to leave Arsenal this summer, and there have been numerous rumours that Jose Mourinho is very keen to leave the Emirates to play under him in Serie A with Roma next season.
The Swiss captain has certainly had a rollercoaster career at Arsenal with his relationship with the notoriously fickle Arsenal fans often being in the spotlight, and he was hotly tipped to be leaving before Mikel Arteta took over the reins when Unai Emery was dismissed 18 months ago.
But the Spaniard persuaded Xhaka to stay and it must be said that he has put in many solid performances this season but I still don’t think he has won over many of the Arsenal faithful.
H is currently with the Switzerland national team ahead of the rescheduled Euro2020 coming up, and has been talking to the media about the links with Roma and Jose Mourinho.
Xhaka told Blick: “Of course I read [about the interest]. But now I’m one 100 per cent focused on the national team here,” the 28-year-old told Blick as he prepares to compete at Euro 2020 with Switzerland.
“That’s more important than Arsenal or rumours right now. I have another two years on my contract in London and Arsenal they know what they have in me. When the time comes to talk about a transfer, I’ll be here.”
“To be honest, I didn’t hear what Mourinho has said about me. But that makes you proud. Everyone knows Mourinho, knows what he has achieved. Mourinho knows how to win titles.
“You can now see what work I have done over the past few years.”