Granit Xhaha was keen on leaving Arsenal for Hertha Berlin in the winter market and the midfielder’s agent José Noguera admitted his client has an agreement with the Bundesliga side.
Noguera, however, stressed the two clubs must agree terms if there’s to be a transfer in January.
On Thursday, we carried a report from Sport1, who explained the Gunners are demanding in excess of €30m for the Swiss international, which Hertha are unwilling to meet.
Mikel Arteta was appointed as Arsenal’s new permanent manager last month and Xhaka has played the full 90 minutes in all three matches managed by the Spaniard.
T-Online interviewed the player’s brother and Basel midfielder Taulant Xhaka, and asked him about Granit’s future at the Emirates.
He said: “I don’t know if Hertha BSC were a concrete option for Granit at all. I spoke to him on the phone and he told me that the Bundesliga was an attractive league.
“But, he definitely wanted to stay in the Premier League. He feels very comfortable with the new trainer Mikel Arteta.”
Earlier this season, the 27-year-old had clashed with Arsenal fans after which Unai Emery stripped him of the captaincy. However, things have improved for Granit under Arteta and his brother remains hopeful the player can once again win back Arsenal fans’ hearts.
“I assume so. He played the previous games and showed top performances. The fans applauded him for it and the coach is also very satisfied with him,” Taulant explained.