Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is said to have backed away from recent contract talks held with the club.
There has been interest in the player recently, Sky Germany reported a couple of days ago that Bayer Leverkusen want to sign him. With a potential move more likely happening in the summer of next year.
Borussia Monchengladbach sold the Swiss midfielder to Arsenal back in 2016 for a £30 million fee. He’s made more appearances for the Gunners than any other team he’s played for in his career, playing a total of 294 games in all competitions.
Jorginho is the only member of the current squad that is older than the 30-year-old, making him one of the veterans of the dressing room.
Considering the context of the situation, we wouldn’t expect Xhaka to leave Arsenal this summer. His experience in a very young team has been one of the many important factors that have helped them challenge for the Premier League title this season.
Perhaps he sees his future elsewhere in a year’s time, additionally, if he changes his mind it gives manager Mikel Arteta enough time to revive contract talks and give him a new deal.