As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Arsenal Invincible Lauren: Xhaka must stay

Arsenal Invincible Lauren has intimated they must hold onto Granit Xhaka this summer.

The midfielder has been linked with Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid in recent days.

But Lauren admits he's a fan and sees Xhaka as a vital part of manager Unai Emery's system.

Lauren told bwin: “I was positively surprised by Granit Xhaka's performances last season, he played very well and I didn't expect him to come out so strongly.

"In the game against Crystal Palace specifically, he was brilliant. He scored some fantastic goals and is so important to the balance of the team. I didn't think that he could be so consistent across the whole season, so it was a positive surprise."

Tags
Transfers
About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free