Granit Xhaka set for new four-year Arsenal contract after U-turn on Roma transfer and Thomas Partey injuryAugust 4, 2021
Granit Xhaka has reportedly signed a new four-year contract with Arsenal.
The Gunners midfielder looked on the verge of completing a transfer to Roma this summer.
Xhaka is set to stay at Arsenal until he is 32
But with the Italian club not stumping up the transfer fee the north London club wanted, there has been a fairly dramatic u-turn.
Respected journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that Xhaka will extend his stay at the Emirates until 2025.
On Twitter, he wrote: “Granit Xhaka new contract with Arsenal will be until June 2025 with an increased salary, confirmed and completed with his agents after Roma talks collapsed.”
Roma refused to meet the £17million asking price set by the Gunners.
The 28-year-old was reportedly keen to join Jose Mourinho in Italy and had even agreed personal terms for a move, but he is not going anywhere.
Partey had to come off in the first half and could miss the start of the season
The need to tie the Switzerland international down to a new contract was highlighted by the injury to Thomas Partey in a pre-season friendly against Chelsea.
Mikel Arteta admitted after the game that it ‘did not look good’ and he is set to miss the start of the season.
Arteta also confirmed that Xhaka would be staying with the club.
According to talkSPORT: “Granit Xhaka is going to stay with us. He is a key member of our squad.