Arsenal to sell Xhaka in January transfer window after fall-out with fans

Arsenal will attempt to sell Granit Xhaka in the january transfer window, following the controversy surrounding his substitution against Crystal Palace.

The Switzerland midfielder, Xhaka fears his Arsenal career is now over after being stripped of the captaincy following his bitter fall-out with Gunners fans.

It now seems certain that he will be sold in the next transfer window with Germany the most likely destination.

Xhaka was signed £34m from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 and is still highly-regarded in the Bundesliga.

The 27-year-old who told Arsenal fans to “f*** off” after being jeered when he was substituted against Crystal Palace last month, is concerned about his Euro 2020 prospects if he is left facing a long period on the sidelines.

Even though Xhaka was hoping there was a way back, the Arsenal midfielder now accepts his time is likely to be up.

However, Former boss Arsene Wenger believes Unai Emery was right to strip Xhaka of the captaincy.

“As a manager you have to face these kind of decisions,” said Wenger, who is out of the running to be Bayern Munich boss following talks with the German giants.

“We always face the unexpected as a manager, you have to make quick decisions.

“I think Arsenal Football Club is respected all over the world because it’s built on values and everyone has to respect these values and the manager has to get them to be respected.

“Arsenal, for me, had always had a touch of class. Football today in the modern era has a huge responsibility on the way we behave, the way were are examples.

“Arsenal are part of the big clubs in the world and we have to show that.”

Meanwhile, arsenal’s central defender, Sokratis says Arsenal have to beat Leicester tomorrow to keep themselves in the Champions League race.

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