Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka could “run into the arms” of Jose Mourinho during the summer as Roma “continue to court him”.
After he impressed for Switzerland at last year’s European Championships, Xhaka was heavily linked with a move to Roma.
This move did not come to fruition in the end. The Italian side are managed by Jose Mourinho and they currently sit sixth in Serie A.
Xhaka has been criticised this season and he was sent off during Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool last week.
Corriere dello Sport (as cited by Sport Witness) are reporting that the player may “run into the arms of the Special One” during the summer. The report hints that Xhaka “doesn’t seem happy to have stayed at Arsenal”.
Roma are still keen to sign him as it is reported that they “continued to court him from afar”. His contract at Arsenal expires in 2024.
“The thing with Xhaka is we’ve said before the game that every manager picks him, he is a good character, a good trainer, a good lad, he is a good player, we’ve seen that in a Switzerland shirt and at times in an Arsenal shirt as well,” Carragher said.
“But he is a liability in terms of that tonight. We can talk about how great Arsenal were, they were fantastic but more often than not you go down to ten men at Anfield you don’t just lose the game, you’ll be out the competition.
“Really, Liverpool in a situation like that should be looking to win the game two or three nil. That comes down to Arsenal having ten men and it happens too often.
“We spoke about how well Arsenal played against Manchester City. But that was Xhaka again and it just happens too much now.
“He’s not even a young lad where you think ok he’ll learn with experience, he’s one of your experienced guys.
“That’s the one thing that keeps stopping Arsenal making that next step right now because I’m so impressed with Mikel Arteta and his young team this season.
“These experienced players in that team, he’s the one letting the young players down, it’s normally the other way round.
“That is a massive problem for Arsenal going forward because he’s never going to change now. He’s played nearly 250 games for Arsenal. That is position and a player they have to move on.”
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