Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka Pens New Long-Term Deal

By The Editor
on 15th June 2018

Granit Xhaka is the first player to commit his future under the Unai Emery era…


🔴 A new long-term contract for @granitxhaka! #GunnerGranit #Arsenal

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Arsenal head coach is starting to give us an indication on the players that fit into his plans after Swiss star Granit Xhaka signed a new long-term deal, the club has confirmed.

Xhaka arrived in the summer of 2016 from Borussia Monchengladbach for a reported £35m fee and still had three years remaining on his current contract.

However, with the new hierarchy installed and Huss Fahmy now controlling contracts, it seems asset protection is one of the main aims of the board as we look to avoid letting players run their deals down.

The 25-year-old has won an FA Cup and a Community Shield at Arsenal, and will certainly be looking to erase the early perceptions of him as a player.

“I’m delighted that Granit has extended his contract with us. He’s an important member of the squad and is still young so will be able to develop even more. I hope he has a successful World Cup with Switzerland and comes back fit and ready for the new season,” head coach Unai Emery said.

Xhaka is currently away in Russia with Switzerland where he’ll hopefully build his confidence with a good tournament and return reinvigorated under a new coach.