Granit Xhaka dismisses Arsenal exit rumours

Granit Xhaka has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer
Granit Xhaka has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer (Getty)

Granit Xhaka has dismissed reports linking him with a move away from Arsenal this summer.

The 28-year-old is currently in his fifth season with the Gunners and has established himself as one of Mikel Arteta’s trusted players.

But reports have claimed that Xhaka is one of five senior Arsenal players who have been considering their futures ahead of the summer transfer window.

Xhaka, however, insists he and his family are happy in north London.

‘There are always rumours at the end of the season, that’s for sure,’ Xhaka told RP Online.

‘But I still have a two-year contract in London and I am very happy with my family here.

‘First of all, I’m looking at a successful Euro 2020 with the national team.’

Granit Xhaka has been one of Mikel Arteta's key players this season
Granit Xhaka has been one of Mikel Arteta’s key players this season (Getty)

Xhaka also believes Arsenal were ‘unfortunate’ to be hit with so many injuries before they were dumped out of the Europa League semi-finals by Villarreal.

‘It was a big disappointment to be eliminated so shortly before stepping into the Europa League final and a possible return to the Champions League,’ said Xhaka.

‘All in all it was very unfortunate for us, especially in the second leg we had a lot of injuries and couldn’t play with our best team.

‘You have to stay positive and attack again next season.’

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