Arsenal star Granit Xhaka has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer, and the Gunners are apparently ready to let him leave…for a really small fee.

Arsene Wenger signed the Swiss international from Borussia Monchengladbach for £35 million (BBC) back in the summer of 2016. He has had his highs and lows at the Emirates, but his resurgence has been truly inspirational.

At the end of what has been Xhaka’s best season as an Arsenal player, he has been linked with a move back to Germany, with Bayer Leverkusen interested in his services. Should we let him go?

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Arsenal star Granit Xhaka – Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images

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The Mirror reported yesterday that Bayer Leverkusen are desperate to sign Granit Xhaka from Arsenal this summer.

That’s understandable as the Swiss international has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League this season. He’s entering the final year of his contract as well (Arsenal have an option to extend that by 12 months), and that makes him an attractive option for many clubs.

Kicker then reported that Arsenal have left it to Xhaka to decide what he wants. If the midfielder wishes to leave, Mikel Arteta and Edu are reportedly prepared to let him go.

The most shocking thing, however, is Arsenal’s asking price for the 30-year-old – just £13 million.

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Arsenal star Granit Xhaka – Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

The Insider’s View: 

Arsenal can’t let Xhaka go for such a small sum.

Yes, he’s 30 years old, yes, he’ll effectively have just two years left on his contract, and yes, he may want to go back to Germany for a new challenge.

However, after the kind of season he has had in the Premier League, where he has been one of the best midfielders in the country, it makes no sense to sell him for a fee as small as £13 million.

If that’s the kind of money we’ll get for Xhaka this summer, we might as well keep hold of him.

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