Arsenal fans are excited at what Xhaka could do under Mikel Arteta and Xabi Alonso

Arsenal are reportedly on the verge of appointing Mikel Arteta as their new manager – with former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso potentially arriving with him as a coach – and Gunners fans are excited to see what that could mean for Granit Xhaka, who earns £90,000-a-week according to The Sun.

The Switzerland international has been a regular in the north London outfit’s midfield under Arsene Wenger since he joined them in 2016, but he perhaps hasn’t made the big impact that some were expecting of him, with many of his own fans criticising his performances on Twitter at times this season.

However, there is no doubt that working alongside Arteta – and potentially Alonso – who were both brilliant midfielders at this level could certainly help the 25-year-old improve.

Arsenal supporters, 71% of whom want to see Hector Bellerin replaced by a 26-year-old Frenchman at right-back next season, have been quick to have their say on the potential link-up between the trio via social media, and while one said “Xhaka will be truly world class under them”, another said “Xabi Alonso would help develop him”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…