Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka alludes to Borussia Monchengladbach’s return as he says ‘doors will be open’ if the Bundesliga side is ‘willing’ to bring him back at the end of his contract
- Granit Xhaka joined Arsenal in 2016 from Borussia Mönchengladbach for £35m
- The Swiss midfielder is under contract with the Emirates until the end of 2023-2024
- Xhaka says he would consider returning to Germany at the end of his current deal
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is said to be willing to return to former club Borussia Monchengladbach when his current contract expires.
The Swiss international played for the Bundesliga side for four seasons before moving to Arsenal for £35 million in 2016.
Xhaka is under contract with the Gunners until 2024 and would be interested in a return to Mönchengladbach if the German side were also interested.
Granit Xhaka has a contract with Arsenal until the end of the 2023-24 season, when he will turn 32
He said on the Mit Geredet podcast“I never made the switch from Borussia to Arsenal for the money. It was a dream for me to play in England.
“I have just extended my contract, which has two and a half years left.
“Then I’ll be 32, and if Max Eberl (Sports Director of Mönchengladbach) is willing to bring me back when I’m 32, my door is open.”
However, Xhaka would be willing to rejoin Borussia Mönchengladbach at the end of his deal
Xhaka to join if Mönchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl ‘wants’
Xhaka signed a one-year contract extension with Arsenal last summer, following interest from Jose Mourinho’s Roma.
The 29-year-old is currently out after being forced out in September’s 3-1 win over Tottenham in the North London derby.
He suffered a medial knee injury and would be out for three months at the time.
Xhaka has been out in the past two months with a medial knee ligament injury
Despite being a firm fan favorite in Mönchengladbach, he has not had such a popular reputation with the Emirates.
He was often credited with being one of the reasons for Arsenal’s field troubles in recent seasons and was stripped of the captaincy after he threw it to the ground in an angry response to being booed by Gunners fans in their tie with Crystal Palace in October 2019.
Since joining Arsenal, he has scored 13 goals in 225 appearances.