Further muddying the waters was Gunners manager Mikel Arteta on Sunday, when declaring he wanted Xhaka to stay.
Gazzetta dello Sport says Tiago will hold more talks today over Xhaka's situation with Arsenal.
Should Arsenal intimate Xhaka will be staying, Tiago is ready to turn to Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria as an alternative.
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