'He presses almost as much as Havertz': Arsenal fans want Arteta to play Leo Trossard in brand new role
Arsenal have done well so far this season, sitting top of their Champions League group and in second place in the Premier League.However, Mikel Arteta is struggling to find the right way to replace Granit Xhaka who returned to Germany after a successful 2023/24 campaign.
Xhaka speaks on relationship with Arteta as he emerges top midfielder in Europe
Granit Xhaka has played more final third passes (127) and more progressive passes (119) than any player in Europe’s top 5 leagues so far this season.Speaking on his relationship with Mikel Arteta, he said: “I had a very, very good relationship with Mikel, of course.
Xhaka admits he cried after joining Leverkusen - not because he misses Arsenal
Granit Xhaka has revealed that he had tears of joy when he completed his switch from Arsenal to Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. “I’m a very emotional person, I like to cry and I’m not ashamed of it,” the Swiss midfielder said.
'Xhaka had passion, Havertz acts like he is on a well-paid holiday': Arsenal fans react to Havertz taking over Xhaka's role
In his recent press conference, Mikel Arteta talked about Kai Havertz potentially taking over Granit Xhaka's midfield role. However, Arsenal fans didn't like the comparison, claiming Havertz can't play Xhaka's role.
'At Leverkusen, there is no chaos': Xhaka cites 'pressure' at Arsenal as reason for exit
Granit Xhaka left Arsenal for Bayer Leverkusen this summer, putting an end to dramatic seven years which saw him go from a universally hated figure at the Emirates to one of the most adored members of the squad.Talking with NZZ Am Sonntag, the midfielder explained his decision to part ways with the Gunners.
Arsenal told they already have player who could be better than Xhaka - not Vieira
Alan Smith says Kai Havertz could end up being even better than Granit Xhaka at Arsenal.Speaking about the German international, Smith said: “It does annoy me a bit the way people are willing to criticise him so quickly.
'He's great with his movement and positioning': Arsenal fans defend Havertz after poor start to the season
Kai Havertz continues to struggle at Arsenal following his £67 million summer transfer from Chelsea.The German is yet to gel with the team, failing to make in impact in the first four games of the Premier League season.
'These goals win you titles': Declan Rice & one more Arsenal star included in Garth Crooks' Team of the Week
Arsenal came back from a goal down to secure a massive 3–1 win against Manchester United in the Premier League at the Emirates on Sunday.Declan Rice scored the winning goal in added time while Martin Odegaard started the comeback.
Xhaka speaks on painful Arsenal exit & 2 more big stories you might've missed
Xhaka speaks on difficult Arsenal exitGranit Xhaka on his move to Bayer Leverkusen: "It wasn't easy for me to leave or for the club to let me go. "I felt love and respect from Edu and [Mikel] Arteta, but I wanted to face a new challenge at Bayer Leverkusen.
Xhaka reveals why he didn't stay in the Premier League after Arsenal exit
When asked why he opted to join Bayer Leverkusen and not another Premier League side, Granit Xhaka told reporters: "I spent seven magnificent years at Arsenal, I didn't want to play against them. "It wasn't easy for me to leave or for the club to let me go.
'Making runs, getting into the box': Kai Havertz compared to Chelsea icon Frank Lampard
Speaking on talkSPORT radio, former Liverpool and Wales striker Dean Saunders said: "I look at Arsenal, you know, Gabriel Martinelli on the left, Bukayo Saka on the right, Gabriel Jesus down the middle."Declan Rice sitting, Kai Havertz joining in with Martinelli down the left channel making runs.
Nwaneri travels with Arsenal senior squad & 2 more under-radar stories
Balogun spotted in Arsenal training Folarin Balogun has returned to Arsenal for pre-season training ahead of a key summer for the striker. With reports linking him strongly with a move away from the Emirates Stadium, he has just one week before travelling back out to America with the Gunners.
'It's not easy to leave': Xhaka pens emotional farewell message to Arsenal fans after Bayer Leverkusen move
Granit Xhaka has penned a letter to the Arsenal fans after securing a move to Bayer Leverkusen.Taking to Instagram to deliver the message, he wrote: “Gunners, it's been some journey - and all that's left is for me to say thank you.
New deal for Nelson & 2 more big Arsenal stories you might've missed
Nelson officially staysReiss Nelson has finally put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at Arsenal, keeping him at the club until at least the end of the 2026/27 campaign.2 players about to join Arsenal, possibly todayXhaka leaves ArsenalGranit Xhaka has officially left Arsenal with a year left on his contract and returned to the Bundesliga, signing a long-term deal with Bayer Leverkusen.
Granit Xhaka leaves Arsenal for Bayer Leverkusen, Mikel Arteta makes passionate speech
On Thursday evening, Arsenal officially announced that Granit Xhaka has left the club after spending seven years at the Emirates.Mikel Arteta said: "We are saying goodbye to a fantastic player and person loved by all of us.
One thing that needs to happen for Xhaka to leave and 2 more under-radar Arsenal stories today
🤌 Woman takes charge of male English team, Palestine set for historic Ireland game — Premier League news round-upReiss Nelson misses Arsenal pre-season trainingReiss Nelson is not expected to be part of Arsenal's pre-season training yet. The 23-year-old is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium as his deal expired on June 30.
Partey, Tierney & 8 more players who could leave Arsenal this summer (reliability: 5 stars)
Arsenal are looking to generate money by selling their players, with as many as ten men could leave the club this summer, according to The Telegraph.The Gunners are set to receive £21m from the sale of Granit Xhaka to Bayer, although the deal is still not done yet.
Bayer Leverkusen agree Xhaka fee & 2 more big stories you might've missed
🧨 Gerrard speaks Arabic, Chelsea's ex-striker wanted in jail & others — click to read Premier League news round-upLavia next after RiceThe Times claims that Arsenal are preparing to go for the Southampton's defensive midfielder.Bayer agree Xhaka feeThe Bundesliga side agreed to pay €25m Arsenal have been demanding for the Swiss midfielder, as per talkSPORT.
Granit Xhaka close to leaving Arsenal as Bayer meet asking price (reliability: 4 stars)
According to talkSPORT, Granit Xhaka's move to Bayer Leverkusen is finally close to completion.The Bundesliga side have improved their offer to Arsenal up to €25m, the amount the Gunners demanded for the Swiss midfielder.
Arsenal will allow Granit Xhaka to leave, but Bayer Leverkusen might have to improve their offer
Arsenal is prepared to let Granit Xhaka leave the club once they finalize the £105 million transfer for West Ham captain Declan Rice. Bayer Leverkusen is interested in signing Xhaka, but they may need to improve their offer in order to secure his services.
4 ins, 5 outs: Arsenal's latest transfer round-up with probability ratings
The 2023 summer transfer window is in full swing and a host of arrivals as well as departures are expected to take place at Arsenal in the near future.INsDeclan Rice: 90%Arsenal have submitted a record-breaking bid of £105 million to West Ham with Manchester City pulling out of the transfer race for the midfielder.
'Their crowd lifted and got aggressive': Rob Holding told about the moment at Anfield that transformed season
Arsenal defender Rob Holding has highlighted the atmosphere of Anfield as the most intimidating in the Premier League. The Gunners had a 2-0 lead against Liverpool in April, but ended up drawing 2-2.
'It doesn't surprise me that Arsenal are in for him': Ally McCoist backs 'top player' Kai Havertz to succeed
Speaking on talkSPORT radio, former Scotland striker Ally McCoist said: "I'm having Kai Havertz. I'm telling you right now, he's been playing out of position, without a doubt, because he's never a centre-forward.
Arsenal set to make new Declan Rice bid imminently, amount revealed (reliability: 5 stars)
Arsenal are set to make their second bid for the signing of Declan Rice from West Ham United on Monday, June 20 – as per multiple reliable sources.Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the Gunners are set to launch an offer of around £90m to their London rivals.