Arsenal house owners present perception into Granit Xhaka contract extension

Arsenal owners elude reasons behind Xhaka contract extension

Arsenal house owners Stan and Josh Kroenke were quoted in the Gunners’ pre-match programme within the run-up to their capital conflict with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea on Sunday with positivity surrounding the membership’s place this summer time, in addition to eluding why midfielder Granit Xhaka had his contract prolonged.

“We all know there may be a lot work forward to get again to the place we should be however are assured about what might be achieved by this nice membership and our individuals. We’re constructing a squad, wealthy in younger expertise, a lot of it developed via our fantastic academy. It’s clear wanting throughout Europe that we’re coping with a troublesome switch market as a result of impacts of the pandemic however on the time of writing, are delighted to have signed Nuno Tavares, Sambi Lokonga and Ben White.”

It’s clear that Arsenal has launched into a switch coverage that has targetted each long-term stability and potential, with switch enterprise for Sambi Lokonga, Ben White, Nuno Tavares, Aaron Ramsdale, and Martin Ødegaard eclipsing the £120 million mark, however offering Mikel Arteta with 5 gamers 23-years-old or youthful to assist within the squad constructing undertaking.

Arsenal owners elude reasons behind Xhaka contract extension

Chelsea’s English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek (L) vies with Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (R) throughout the pre-season pleasant soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at The Emirates Sadium in north London on August 1, 2021. (Picture by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP through Getty Photographs)

However relating to Granit Xhaka, whose move to Serie A facet AS Roma broke down and resulted in an sudden contract extension for the Swiss worldwide stalwart, the Kroenkes have made point out of the significance of stability within the group, regardless of the youth drive Arsenal is within the midst of.

“We’ve got additionally renewed the offers of Kieran Tierney and Emile Smith Rowe, each on a long-term foundation. These are all younger gamers that we’re satisfied can develop additional and have a vibrant future with us.”

With Arteta’s squad now one of many youngest within the Premier League after the summer time spending that passed off on the Emirates, Xhaka is one among simply seven gamers which are aged-27 or older, and although the membership is clearly centered on a long-term technique, the significance of senior figures within the group can’t be understated.


This text was edited by
Conor Laird.

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