Arsenal are reportedly also hoping to extend the contract of midfielder Granit Xhaka. This news also comes out after the successful contract extension of Gabriel Martinelli.
Hence, it looks like Mikel Arteta wants to keep the core of the team for the next season. Therefore, it certainly looks like Xhaka is definitely one of the leaders of the team.
ARSENAL LOOKING TO SECURE THE FUTURE OF GRANIT XHAKA
According to reports, Arsenal want to extend the contract of Granit Xhaka. The report also claims that his current ends in the 2024 summer transfer window. However, the Gunners have the option to extend it for one more season. Although, it looks like the Gunners want more years from him. They are also reportedly ready to offer him a pay-rise on his current contract. Hence, this is a brilliant turnaround in his career. This is because many fans expected Mikel Arteta to sell the Swiss midfielder immediately after becoming the manager.
However, Granit Xhaka has turned his career around thanks to the guidance of Mikel Arteta. Granit Xhaka is also hoping to do his coaching badges with Arsenal. Hence, it is clear that the Swiss midfielder is finally feeling at home with the Gunners. Therefore, there is full chance that a contract extension agreement will get sealed very quickly. It is also because Xhaka is now one of the captains in the squad. Therefore, only a fight between him and Arteta can make the club sell him in the next summer transfer window.
THE GUNNERS ARE ALSO HOPING TO EXTEND THE CONTRACTS OF THEIR YOUNG STAR PLAYERS
Arsenal are also reportedly trying to extend the contract of William Saliba and Bukayo Saka after securing contract of Gabriel Martinelli. The reports also claims that the Gunners are in positive discussions with the agents of both the players. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has also said that both the parties feel an agreement is near. Hence, it is clear that the fans do not need to take tension about the futures of their star players. Mikel Arteta has also said that the club are working hard on extending the contracts.
The Arsenal manager further said, “We are trying to get it done, it’s part of the plan to extend the contracts of the biggest talents — it will be done as soon as we can”. Hence, it is clear that the things are going the right way at the moment for Arteta and the club. The players are also very happy to extend their contracts with the club. It is also because the Gunners will certainly get Champions League football next season. Many fans are also saying that the current players are made for the Champions League level.
It is also clear that the Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to keep having young and senior players mixed in the squad. The inclusion of both the types of players also helps them in balancing the squad. The young players will bring their skills and excitement for the fans. Whereas, the senior players will bring experience and their leadership skills to the squad.
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