Search

Xhaka extends Arsenal stay

PUBLISHED: 09:39 17 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:39 17 June 2018

Arsenal's Granit Xhaka (centre) with Danny Welbeck and Henrikh Mkhitaryan wearing 'Merci Arsene' t-shirts before the Premier League match against Burnley at the Emirates Stadium (pic Nick Potts/PA)

Arsenal's Granit Xhaka (centre) with Danny Welbeck and Henrikh Mkhitaryan wearing 'Merci Arsene' t-shirts before the Premier League match against Burnley at the Emirates Stadium (pic Nick Potts/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Midfielder Granit Xhaka has signed a new ‘long-term’ contract with Arsenal.

The 25-year-old Switzerland international, currently away at the World Cup, featured in all 38 Premier League matches last season.

And in a message on Arsenal’s Twitter feed, Xhaka said: “Hi Gunners, here is the Granit.

“I am happy and I am proud to sign a new contract here for Arsenal and I hope for good results in the future.”

Arsenal did not disclose the length of his new deal.

Xhaka joined Arsenal from German side Borussia Monchengladbach in May 2016, and went on to win the FA Cup in his first season.

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery said on the club’s website: “I’m delighted that Granit has extended his contract with us.

“He’s an important member of the squad and is still young so will be able to develop even more.

“I hope he has a successful World Cup with Switzerland and comes back fit and ready for the new season.”

Emery is preparing to take Arsenal forward following the departure of long-serving manager Arsene Wenger.

The Spaniard’s first competitive match in charge will see champions Manchester City visit the Emirates Stadium on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

By then, Arsenal are expected to have brought in more fresh talent.

Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner has arrived on a free transfer from Juventus, while a potential £27million deal for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, who was a late substitute as Uruguay opened their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Egypt, is understood to be in the pipeline.

Confirmation of a move for Greek centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund is expected at the start of July, while Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno is another reported target as Arsenal plot their way back into the Premier League’s top four.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

FA Women’s Championship: Lewes Women 1 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 3

Yesterday, 15:00

The Coles Park club have lost three of their last four games, but the squad are not worried

Yesterday, 12:00

The experienced goalkeeper impressed during last weekend’s 1-0 victory over Leatherhead on Non-League Day

Yesterday, 10:00

Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Harry Winks and Kieran Trippier all featured for the Three Lions in their 3-2 victory away to Spain

Yesterday, 09:05

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sky Sports today announced a new four-year broadcast and multiplatform partnership that will see Sky Sports become the NBA’s exclusive broadcast partner and official website operator in the UK and Ireland.

Mon, 18:00

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Norwegian announced today a partnership that sees the award-winning airline named presenting partner of the NBA London Game 2019.

Saracens forward set for another spell on the sidelines

Mark McCall was left counting the cost of Saracens’ bruising Heineken Champions Cup battle with Glasgow Warriors.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now