Arsenal News: Xhaka Linked With Germany Return

Midfielder Could Form Part Of Zakaria Agreement

Granit Xhaka Arsenal transfer news

Arsenal will offer Granit Xhaka back to his former club Borussia Monchengladbach as part of a deal for Denis Zakaria.

Xhaka hasn’t played for the Gunners since a verbal altercation with the club’s fans when he was substituted during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last month. The assumption is that he will be transferred in January and recent reports have claimed he is a target for AC Milan as well as Newcastle United.

But the Daily Mirror claims Xhaka could be heading back to Germany as part of a move for Monchengladbach midfielder Zakaria. Any deal would give the Gunners first refusal on Zakaria should he decide to leave next summer. Such a deal would be very difficult to enforce given that the 22-year-old would want a say in his own future.

The side are top of the Bundesliga with Zakaria making eleven league appearances for the side – 10 of which as a member of the starting eleven. He moved to Monchengladbach from Young Boys in his homeland of Switzerland in 2017.