After eight years of wearing the red and white shirt, Granit Xhaka is ready to bid farewell to Arsenal at the end of the 2022/23 season.
The Swiss international has been a polarizing figure among the fans, but he has always shown his commitment and had a remarkable season in 2022/23.
Xhaka has gone through highs and lows in his eventful career at the Emirates, but he can leave with pride after having a stellar campaign that almost led to a Premier League title.
Chris Wheatley of London World reports that Xhaka wants a new challenge and has informed Arsenal of his desire to leave this summer. Mikel Arteta will respect his decision and let him go if an offer between £15m and £20m comes in.
The manager and the player have a great bond, and Arteta has helped Xhaka bounce back after being jeered by the fans during a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in 2019.
Xhaka has thrived in a more attacking midfield role, scoring five goals and providing seven assists in the Premier League this season. He has been a key player for Arsenal this term, and his departure will leave a big gap in the team. Even though he is not the captain anymore, Xhaka was the heart and soul of Arsenal.
A move to Germany seems likely for the 30-year-old, with Bayer Leverkusen showing interest.