And the midfielder has now given a significant hint that he may be ready to join the Gunners.
As is often the case when a player is linked with their club, Arsenal fans have been keeping a weathered eye on Xhaka’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see whether he is open to signing for Arsene Wenger’s side.
And the Emirates faithful were given a huge lift this morning, as Xhaka liked a picture of an Arsenal fan wearing the club’s home shirt, featuring the Swiss international’s name and number:
It’s a bold move from the supporter in the picture, as Xhaka’s move hasn’t been confirmed by either Borussia or Arsenal yet.
Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein even claims there has been a bit of a twist regarding the transfer:
bit of a twist in the Xhaka story. official bid has now come in much lower than Gladbach expected after negotiations with 3rd parties.
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) May 19, 2016
It’s also unclear whether Francis Coquelin, who currently wears the number 34 jersey, would be willing to give up his number for a new arrival.
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