Charles Watts has claimed that Granit Xhaka could now unexpectedly turn up at Arsenal’s London Colney, as he told his YouTube channel.
The London-based journalist shared that ‘a few weeks ago’ it didn’t look like Xhaka was going to report back to Arsenal amid rumours about his future.
But after the Euro 2020 final was played on Sunday, and no movement yet on Xhaka’s future, Watts suggested that Arsenal fans may still see him in their colours because he will need to report back for pre-season pretty soon.
“Granit Xhaka to Roma, that still hasn’t happened,” said Watts. “Roma still haven’t put in a bid that is acceptable for Arsenal.
“Xhaka has been on holiday for a while now because Switzerland went out a while ago, so it won’t be too long before he is due to report back to London Colney, which a few weeks ago it didn’t look like that was certain.
“But if Roma don’t put the money up and don’t pay up then that might end up happening.”
Well, Xhaka hasn’t done his reputation, or possibly his transfer fee, any harm during an excellent Euro 2020 for the midfield aggressor.
Perhaps the standout tie was Switzerland knocking out the World Champions, France, and Xhaka winning the Man of the Match award.
It showcased to the world the talent he has at his feet and perhaps why Arsenal fans don’t see that on a regular basis in the Premier League.
But if Xhaka does indeed leave Arsenal then it will bring an end to a drama-filled five-year period for the former captain in North London.