Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Granit Xhaka to award the midfielder a new contract following his best-ever season in the professional game.

90min claim that discussions are underway between Xhaka and Arsenal over the 30-year-old signing a new contract, with Xhaka only just putting pen to paper over fresh terms with the north London club last year following a failed more to AS Roma.

Xhaka in line for new Arsenal contract after sensational season

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If you were to tell an Arsenal fan in the summer of 2021 that Xhaka would one day become a true leader for the club as well as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League, they would have redirected you to the nearest hospital. Yet this is the reality we find ourselves in.

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The Arsenal community was split when Xhaka signed a new contract last season, yet 18 months down the road, it’s now hard to think of a more important player in the Arsenal first-team than the Swiss international, who has flourished in the left-sided central midfield role alongside Martin Odegaard and Thomas Partey.

Whilst there have been a few sloppy performances, Xhaka is yet to make a single egregious error all season or even be sent off, a trademark for the former Borussia Monchengladbach talisman, who this campaign is also enjoying his best-ever campaign in terms of raw numbers.

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Four goals and five assists in all competitions from a deep-lying playmaker are not the sort of numbers you’d expect from an Arsenal midfield, let alone Xhaka. Yet this is the kind of form the Swiss superstar finds himself in, and Arteta is due his flowers for unlocking the 30-year-old’s true potential.

It’s taken two managers, five red cards and one Emirates Stadium spat, but Xhaka is finally looking like the player many expected from the Bundesliga captain when he signed all the way back in 2016, and the midfielder is more than due a new contract based on his sensational form this season.

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