Mikel Arteta’s first full season was pretty bad at Arsenal.
The Gunners finished eighth and failed to win a trophy.
Remember Arsenal started this season with victories over Manchester City and Chelsea en route to lifting the FA Cup, and a win over Liverpool shortly afterwards earned them the Community Shield.
So to finish eighth last season and not qualify for the Champions League was a bit overwhelming.
This time around, any Arsenal supporter who wanted the Spaniard to leave at the end of last season will surely have been converted.
That’s because North Londoners are very solid defence, and more importantly, main favorite to finish in the top four of the Premier League.
He has undoubtedly garnered plenty of support this season, but for the same reason he could also lose some of the fan base if a transfer rumor is true.
Granit Xhaka was one of Arsenal’s best players in the second half of the season.
Yes, he picked up another stupid red card in a League Cup semi-final defeat by Liverpool, but for the most part he was truly exceptional in Arteta’s midfield.
But, Gazetta Dello Sport reported on Friday that Arsenal are ready to sell the Switzerland international for just £15million.
Say what you like about Xhaka, but a 29-year-old as good as he is and in the prime of his career must be worth a lot more than a paltry £15million and if that’s the selling price, well, something The fan base could – and should – criticize Arteta.
Xhaka isn’t Patrick Vieira but he is a vital cog in this Arsenal machine and selling him for peanuts is sure to anger some fans if it happens.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/03/27/if-rumours-true-arteta-will-lose-a-lot-of-arsenal-fans-our-view/ If the rumor is true, Arteta will lose many Arsenal fans – in our opinion