Arsenal coach Unai Emery leaves Granit Xhaka's future open: "I do not know if he'll play again"


Does Granit Xhaka still have a future at Arsenal? Currently it does not look like it. This was also illustrated by his coach Unai Emery before the match against Leicester City on Saturday (18.30 clock), for which he has not nominated the Swiss again. "I do not know if he will play again," Emery said at the press conference on Friday. "I do not know if he's ready in his mind to continue to help us and continue to wear the arsenal jersey." A decision on Xhaka's future, Emery has postponed for now. "I have to focus on the players I use, and after the international break, I'll talk to him."

A few days later, his coach Emery then drew consequences from the scandal – and sat Xhaka as captain of the Europa League group opponent of Eintracht Frankfurt. He was replaced by former BVB star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. But not only that: Since then, Xhaka was not appointed by Emery in the squad.

Meanwhile, he received backing from his former employer: Max Eberl, sporting director of Borussia Mönchengladbach, could not understand the anger. "He does that naturally and I am very sorry for him personally. In my view, it is incomprehensible ", Eberl said recently SPORTSBUZZER interview.

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Due to the Zoffs at his current club, the rumors are increasing for a return of Xhaka from London in the Bundesliga. Although Gladbach boss Eberl said that he could imagine his ex-player "always good with us". He added: "(…) Such a way back is difficult, financially anyway, but also from the expectancy." Even in the Premier League, however, there seems to be buyers for Xhaka (market value: 40 million euros) in winter. Newcastle United announced, according to the English newspaper Times serious interest in the Swiss national player, who wants to gather in view of the European Championship 2020 necessarily match practice.

Arsenal coach Emery calmly tackles this topic. He said: "I'm not thinking about it, we have November and we're playing a lot of games in November and December and the club will still talk to him."

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