Thursday, February 22, 2024

Arsenal confirms the departure of Granit Xhaka

Arsenal has confirmed the departure of Swiss internation Granit Xhaka who is joining German side Bayer Leverkusen on permanent transfer.

Xhaka who joined Arsenal in May 2016, netted a total of 23 goals and provided 29 assists as he led the club to winning the FA Cup two times.

“The midfielder signed for us in May 2016 and has made 297 appearances in all competitions, scoring 23 goals and assisting 29 times. A two-time FA Cup winner, he also won the FA Community Shield twice during his time with the club.

The Switzerland national team captain, he has represented his country at all levels and has made 115 senior appearances to date, scoring 13 goals. The 30-year-old has played in two UEFA European Championships and three FIFA World Cups and is currently the second-most-capped player in Switzerland’s history.” said Arsenal4

Speaking after the news was the club’s Sporting Director Edu who noted his contribution to the club’s success.

“Granit has been a big part of our club for a long time. He has given us great commitment and quality over the years, playing such an important role in our progression and success. He leaves us with our huge respect and thanks. We wish Granit all the best for the future.” said Edu

Coach Mikel Arteta also noted how Xhaka was loved by everyone at the club and gave his everything during his time.

“We are saying goodbye to a fantastic player and person loved by all of us. It has been an incredible journey together for him and he has given absolutely everything for this club. The influence Granit has had on his team mates on the pitch and colleagues at the club, will tell you just how popular he is,” said Arteta

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