first_img Coral BarrySaturday 9 Nov 2019 2:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link110Shares Newcastle United are keen on Xhaka (Picture: Getty)‘Then, if I decide he is in the group with us, if he is ready and 100 per cent in his mind with the decision to help us and to play with his quality helping us.‘We need that quality and that player.‘We’re now a little weaker without him in that position because we have one less player.’MORE: Ian Wright says Arsenal should already be looking to replace Unai Emery regardless of Leicester resultMORE: Arsenal’s decision to hold vote to decide club captain wasn’t Unai Emery’s idea Xhaka may not play for Arsenal again (Picture: Getty)Steve Bruce has dismissed transfer speculation linking Newcastle United with Granit Xhaka.The Arsenal midfielder appears set to exit the club in January after being stripped of the captaincy following a furious confrontation with fans at the Emirates.Newcastle are reportedly prepared to take Xhaka on loan once the winter window opens and Bruce was asked if he was interested in signing the Gunner.Bruce replied: ‘Granit Xhaka? Look, I was only in the job two weeks and I was linked with 42 players.ADVERTISEMENT Leicester v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:06FullscreenLeicester v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/leicester-v-arsenal-unai-emery-press-conference-2045018/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘So I am not going to comment on anybody else’s players. He is a very good player.’AdvertisementAdvertisementIt is unclear if Xhaka will play for Arsenal again, but he ruled himself out of the game against Leicester City on Saturday.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery revealed Xhaka felt he could not feature amid the turmoil at the club and could not say if the former captain would be given a chance at redemption.‘As a coach I have a responsibility for the team. We need a player like Granit Xhaka,’ Emery said before the game at Leicester City.‘But also, I don’t know if he’s going to play again. I don’t know if he is available in his mind to continue helping us and continuing defending the Arsenal shirt. Advertisement Steve Bruce refuses to address transfer links to Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka Comment Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgArsenal set to re-attempt efforts to terminate Mesut Ozil’s contract early ahead of January transfer window View 5 comments Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Oct 2020 1:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link893Shares Arsenal want to get rid of Ozil again (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are set to re-enter discussions with Mesut Ozil in an attempt to terminate the midfielder’s contract ahead of the winter transfer window, according to reports.The German hasn’t played for the Gunners since Marcj and was left out of their Europa League squad for the upcoming campaign.Although boss Mikel Arteta remarked before the new season that every player would ‘start from zero’, Ozil has not featured in any matchday squad so far this term, while fellow outcast Matteo Guendouzi was shipped out on loan to Hertha Berlin. Arteta has taken a no-nonsense approach to managing his squad (Picture: Getty Images)The 31-year-old’s contract isn’t due to expire until June 2021 and he has previously insisted that he plans to stay until the ‘last day’ of his deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to the Daily Mail, over the last two weeks, Arsenal unsuccessfully approached Ozil over ending his contract early.However, they are prepared make another offer to the midfielder in the hopes that they can remove his mammoth £350,000-a-week paycheck from their wage bill in January.The report states that an agreement is unlikely to be reached before the winter window and Ozil is said to want almost all of the remaining £13 million on his contract paid up.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEarlier this week, the playmaker offered to pay the wages of Gunnersaurus, after the club mascot was effectively made redundant as part of staff cuts to deal with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.Arsenal quickly responded to Ozil’s gesture, with a club spokesman telling ESPN: ‘Gunnersaurus is not extinct and will return to action when fans are allowed back at matches.’MORE: Kevin Campbell explains the two positions Thomas Partey can play at ArsenalMORE: Chelsea hero Frank Leboeuf rates Manchester United and Arsenal’s top-four chancesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport pagelast_img read more