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Postby Palin » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:56 pm

Arsenal are preparing to revive their interest in Granit Xhaka - less than six months after he joined Borussia Monchengladbach.
Xhaka, 20, came to prominence at former club Basel, with his displays for the Swiss club attracting interest from the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona.
However, he eventually opted to join Monchengladbach in a deal worth around £7million in May, and he has continued his progress at the Bundesliga club.
And according to Swiss newspaper Blick, Arsene Wenger's side are once again keen on the playmaker and could test Monchengladbach's resolve with a January bid.
However, it could take a sizeable offer to prise Xhaka away - he's contracted until 2017 and the German team would be looking for more than the £7m they paid for him earlier this year.


http://www.talksport.co.uk/sports-news/football/premier-league/transfer-rumours/121108/arsenal-planning-fresh-move-swiss-star-184836
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Postby GSK_AFC » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:58 pm

Don't see why they would sell him so soon.
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Postby Cripps » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:17 am

Liverpool will make a huge push to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka in the January window. The Swiss star is likely to cost around €28 million (£19.7m), but the Reds could be pulled into a bidding war by Arsenal.

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Postby jules_w » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:39 pm

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Postby jules_w » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:42 pm

Arsenal are continuing to check on Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.

Staff watched the Switzerland international during the recent Champions League tie with Manchester City and have watched him in the Bundesliga also.

Arsenal have a long-standing interest in the 23-year-old who has also been linked with Bayern Munich as they evaluate potential replacements for the ageing Xabi Alonso.

Source : The daily mail

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Postby Callum » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:46 pm

With Cazorla out for months this transfer would make sense.
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Postby jules_w » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:19 pm

Yeah , but is he any good?
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Postby Callum » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:58 pm

jules_w wrote:Yeah , but is he any good?

Yes.
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Re: Granit Xhaka

Postby Santi » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:11 pm

Missed the boat when he first moved, looked good for basel but went off form a little and the big teams didn't take the gamble. Now back in form at BMG and a big part of their resurgent run prior to this weekend.
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Re: Granit Xhaka

Postby QPRSENAL » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:03 am

Man just got sent off for the 3rd time this season already :doh:

He could be the most injury proof player in the world but he'd still miss half the season with suspensions. No thanks
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Re: Granit Xhaka

Postby Zenith » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:14 am

QPRSENAL wrote:Man just got sent off for the 3rd time this season already :doh:

He could be the most injury proof player in the world but he'd still miss half the season with suspensions. No thanks

I thought it was his second but three in half a season? Woah zero discipline. Either that or struggling a lot defensively which wouldn't be entirely surprising given how slow he is and the fact that he's not very defensive-minded. From what i've seen he's not very comfortable/secure on the ball when the opposition is pressing high up the field but excellent at distributing the ball and dictating the tempo when given the space and time to do so. Good young DLP, but I feel we need a more defensive type of midfielder.
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Postby Tony_Adams » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:05 am

Sounds like just what we need!
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Re: Granit Xhaka

Postby Schlandi » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:08 am

Zenith wrote:
QPRSENAL wrote:Man just got sent off for the 3rd time this season already :doh:

He could be the most injury proof player in the world but he'd still miss half the season with suspensions. No thanks

I thought it was his second but three in half a season? Woah zero discipline. Either that or struggling a lot defensively which wouldn't be entirely surprising given how slow he is and the fact that he's not very defensive-minded. From what i've seen he's not very comfortable/secure on the ball when the opposition is pressing high up the field but excellent at distributing the ball and dictating the tempo when given the space and time to do so. Good young DLP, but I feel we need a more defensive type of midfielder.


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Re: Granit Xhaka

Postby Cripps » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:02 am

Arsenal are set to spend a combined £52m on Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Grant Xhaka, 23, and Paris St-Germain's 20-year-old midfielder Adrien Rabiot. (Daily Star on Sunday)
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Re: Granit Xhaka

Postby henrysghost » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:20 pm

Would be the perfect player to play next to coq and behind Ozil. Would also bring some much needed steel to the team. Has Patrick and keane level toughness. One of my favorite players and really want us to sign him.
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