first_img Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta convinces Granit Xhaka to stay at Arsenal after one-on-one talks with Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka is set to stay at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka has made a u-turn on his Arsenal future after being convinced to stay at the Emirates by Mikel Arteta.The Swiss midfielder had been intent on leaving the Gunners after a miserable start to the current campaign.Xhaka was named club captain under Unai Emery but was dropped after telling supporters to ‘f**k off’ after he was jeered following a substitution against Crystal Palace in October.The midfielder had been keen on a move to Hertha Berlin and wanted to complete a move to the Bundesliga club in time for their mid-winter training camp last Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Xhaka had been keen on signing for Hertha Berlin (Picture: Getty)But Arteta made keeping Xhaka a priority when he was appointed Arsenal boss and Goal claim he’s convinced the midfielder to stay put until at least the end of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta has made an immediate impression on Arsenal, losing just one of his first four matches in charge.Xhaka has started three of those and missed the only defeat; a 2-1 loss to Chelsea in late December.Arteta claims Xhaka was high on Manchester City’s transfer wishlist when he first joined the club in 2016 but the Borussia Monchengladbach ace opted to join the Gunners while City went after Ilkay Gundogan.MORE: Cesc Fabregas names Steven Gerrard as the toughest opponent he faced Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Jan 2020 5:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShareslast_img

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