Arsenal fans are begging for his move to the Emirates as they are linked with a shock transfer of the Man City star to replace Xhaka

ARSENAL have been linked with a surprise replacement for outgoing midfielder Granit Xhaka.

As SunSport reported earlier this month, Xhaka is expected to join German club Bayer Leverkusen this summer.

Granit Xhaka is expected to leave Arsenal this summer


Granit Xhaka is expected to leave Arsenal this summerPhoto credit: Getty
Ilkay Gundogan is a reported target for the Gunners


Ilkay Gundogan is a reported target for the GunnersPhoto credit: Reuters

And Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is a potential replacement, according to the German medium Picture.

Etihad star Gündogan is out of contract at the end of the season.

Pep Guardiola has publicly stated that he would like the midfielder to stay but his future remains uncertain.

Bild claim Gündogan wants a contract longer than a year with Barcelona believed to be interested.

However, according to the reports, Arsenal have also emerged as potential suitors.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta previously worked with Gundogan when he was an assistant coach at City.

And some Arsenal fans seemed excited at the idea of ​​poaching another City star, with Joao Cancelo another potential signing.

Responding to the rumours, one wrote on Twitter: “Take him to the Emirates.”


Another said: “We will give him a three-year deal at Arsenal.”

A third joked: “Man City are our feeder club now. things you like to see.”

And a fourth wrote: “Make it happen Mikel.”

Xhaka is expected to stay at Leverkusen for four years after the two teams agreed a deal in the region of £15million.

He has made 295 appearances for the Gunners since joining from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2016.


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