Granit Xhaka has spoken about his current injury and the future of his career at Arsenal.
Granit Xhaka was close to leaving Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The player himself expressed his desire to join Roma. However, the move ultimately fell through as Arsenal failed to reach an agreement with the Giallorossi over a transfer fee.
Despite the failed move, the Gunners midfielder started the current campaign in good form. He started the first four games of the season but suffered a knee injury against Tottenham in September.
The club hopes to have Xhaka back in full training since January. However, the Swiss star is already thinking about his next transfer.
“I never made the move from Borussia to Arsenal for the money. It was a dream for me to play in England,” Xhaka told the Mit Geredet podcast.
“I have just extended my contract, which still has two and a half years to run. Then I’ll be 32, and if Max Eberl (Monchengladbach’s director of sport) is willing to bring me back when I’m 32, my door will be open.”
Xhaka earned a reputation as one of the best Bundesliga midfielders at Borussia Monchengladbach. The player featured in 140 games for the Bundesliga side, securing a move to Arsenal in 2016.
Despite Xhaka’s absence, the Gunners midfield has delivered convincing performances in their recent games. Before their 4-0 defeat against Liverpool last week, Arsenal had won their past three games. The north London side will face Newcastle in their next league game on Saturday.