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Granit Xhaka is about to leave Arsenal?

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Granit Xhaka is going through a great run of form, the best of his career so far.

The Albanian midfielder, Granit Xhaka is Arsenal’s main player this season and of course also the leader of the Londoners.

Granit has played 16 games with the Londoners, scoring four goals and assisting three others, confirming the extraordinary form he is going through.

Many football experts, former footballers or coaches in England have said that Granit Xhaka is the most deserving that Arsenal is going through a great form this season.

But the Gunners should be careful, as the two Italian giants Roma and Juventus are back in the race for Xhaka.

It was the Italian medium SportMediaset that reported that Juventus and Roma are tracking Xhaka and could make offers to Arsenal in January.

In fact, the two Italian clubs were also interested in Xhaka in the summer, with Jose Mourinho insisting on the transfer of the Prishtina player, but met with strong resistance from the Gunners.

It is unlikely that Arsenal would accept the departure of the central midfielder, as the club leaders are considering offering a new contract to Granit.

Xhaka’s current contract with Arsenal expires in the summer of 2024, while the club leaders intend to extend it to the summer of 2026 where there will also be a significant increase in salary.

Granit Xhaka brought up another personal milestone on Sunday – his appearance against Nottingham Forest was his 200th in Premier League history.

He’s only the 17th player to reach the landmark for the club, and the sixth midfielder. “Two hundred games in the Premier League for this amazing football club makes me proud,” he said to after the game.

“It makes me proud for myself, for my team-mates, for the staff I’ve had in the last seven years. It’s not usual to make 200 games for a club like this, I always say I want to give them something back. I feel at home as well so hopefully there’s more to come.

“Two hundred games, you can’t achieve that from today tomorrow. It needs a lot of hard work, a lot of discipline, a lot of people were included around me for the last seven years and in the end it’s hard work.”

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