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Granit Xhaka says only one person at the club wanted him to stay at Arsenal!

Granit Xhaka says only one person at the club wanted him to stay at Arsenal!

Granit Xhaka, a former Arsenal player, talks about the difficult time he had at the team in 2019 and how he considered leaving.

After a public argument with supporters, Xhaka felt disrespected by the team despite being the captain. The Swiss midfielder revealed in an interview with The Athletic that manager Mikel Arteta was the only person who supported him during that turbulent period before leaving for Bayer Leverkusen.

Arteta’s conviction persuaded Xhaka to reconsider, marking a turning point in their relationship. Xhaka’s decision to stay culminated in a memorable farewell, with fans expressing their desire for him to remain in his final match.

Xhaka told The Players’ Tribune last year: “My bags were packed. The passports were out I was done with Arsenal. Finished. “I was just going to say goodbye to Mikel [Arteta], and then we would board the plane.”

🗣️Granit Xhaka says Mikel Arteta was the only person who believed in him at #Arsenal: “The club showed me little respect even though I was the captain. It was clear they wanted to get rid of me as quickly as possible, apart from one person: Mikel Arteta.

“When I met him for the… pic.twitter.com/B78TFwhXW5

— Arsenal News Channel (@Arsenalnewschan) December 19, 2023

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