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Arteta, Edu Blocked Me From Leaving Emirates – Arsenal Star Admits

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Arsenal midfielder, Granit Xhaka, has admitted that he virtually left the Emirates Stadium final summer time earlier than signing a brand new contract till 2024.

In keeping with Xhaka, Arsenal supervisor, Mikel Arteta, and the membership’s technical director Edu, prevented him from leaving the Gunners.

Xhaka has had blended success with Arsenal since his arrival in 2016.

The 29-year-old was stripped of the membership captaincy in November 2019 after he appeared to goad the Gunners followers after they sarcastically applauded him off the pitch following a collection of poor performances.

In an interview with ESPN, Xhaka confirmed that the rumours about his potential departure from Arsenal prior to now have been true and when requested why it didn’t occur, the Swiss worldwide replied: “As a result of Mikel was the man Edu, they didn’t let me go as a result of they wished to maintain me right here. After all, my first response was to remain on the soccer membership, however they opened the door: ‘If one thing comes, I can go away.’

“I’ve to be sincere as nicely. I don’t wish to say a reputation now, however the door was open for me to go away the membership as nicely. However in the long run, folks determined to maintain me right here.”

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