Report: Arsenal star has told team-mates he’s leaving in January

Date published: Friday 20th December 2019 12:00

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Granit Xhaka has reportedly told his Arsenal team-mates that he will be leaving the club, amid speculation over a return to Germany.

The Swiss midfielder has been cut adrift at Arsenal since his clash with fans when he was substituted against Crystal Palace in October

Xhaka was stripped of the captaincy has made just three Premier League appearances since.

And he has already informed his team-mates that he will be leaving as soon as possible, reports Bild.

Swiss newspaper Blick report that Hertha Berlin have already made an offer for the 27-year-old, with manager Jurgen Klinsmann looking to recruit “Champions League level players.”

Speaking of the fans jeering him against Palace which led to this rift at the club, Xhaka told Blick: “It was very painful and frustrating.

“For me, this reaction is still incomprehensible, especially in this vehemence and how extremely hostile I was here.”


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