Granit Xhaka won’t leave Arsenal until he achieves something special

Xhaka joined Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016.

Granit Xhaka has emphasized how he will not depart Arsenal unless he has attained “something special,” as much as stressing his ambition to build his rapport with the club’s fanbase. The Swiss player has not charmed off Emirates Stadium fans, although he continues as committed as any. 

“No, no, I want to achieve something with this club, something special. Before that, I don’t leave.” Xhaka spoke via  Players’ Tribune.


Xhaka decided to join Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach worth £35 million ($46 million) in 2016, and since then has solidified himself as a vital member of the squad. The midfielder’s crappy behavioural record has polarized fans, and he infamously blasted a chunk of the home fans to “f*ck off” upon getting booed because he was replaced during a Premier League match versus Crystal Palace in October 2019.

Just after the episode, Unai Emery relieved Xhaka of his captain powers and excluded him from the manager’s agenda, however, the Spaniard was fired a month afterwards. Mikel Arteta was then hired to succeed Emery, and he progressively lured Xhaka back into the loop, despite the Switzerland international spurning moving bids to remain in north London. Last August, the 29-year-old inked a new contract until 2024, which he hopes to uphold, and he is keen to enhance his relationship with supporters.

Well throughout his six-year stint at Arsenal, Xhaka has netted 13 goals and contributed 22 assists in 242 outings throughout all tournaments.

Throughout that span, the erstwhile Gladbach midfielder garnered two FA Cup winners’ medals, but now with Arsenal essentially off of all major competitions, he won’t be expanding anything to his trophy cabinet this season.