‘That is not at all true’: Granit Xhaka insists his wife wasn’t the reason he departed Arsenal for Bayer Leverkusen

By Sportarsh Team
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Granit Xhaka has denied speculations that his wife was involved in his decision to leave the Emirates.

This comes after rumors spread that his wife was no longer happy in London and wanted to move back to Germany

Xhaka had a fantastic season last year, helping Arsenal to a 2nd place finish; with many expecting him to stay at the Emirates for another year, but the 30-year-old has set his sights on fresh challenges.

He said, as quoted by 90Min:

“There was speculation everywhere that my wife was no longer happy in England. That is not at all true.“

“The fact is that as a person I am always interested in new challenges. After seven years, the time has come for something completely new.The league is not new, but the club is.”

“During the talks with Simon Rolfes [sporting director] and Xabi Alonso, I felt that the long-term project at Leverkusen was worthwhile and that it was 100% in line with me.”

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