Granit Xhaka admits disappointment after Switzerland beaten by England on penalties

It has not been the funnest end to the season for Granit Xhaka. The Arsenal star was amongst the players involved in the Gunners’ humiliation in the Europa League final against Chelsea, and then saw a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal take Switzerland apart last Wednesday.

The 26-year-old was a peripheral figure for much of the Nations League third-placed play-off against the Three Lions on Sunday, but was one of the men who stuck away their penalty in the shoot-out.

But after Josip Drmic’s spot-kick was saved, the Swiss were left to settle for fourth, and Xhaka took to Instagram after the game to express his disappointment at seeing their performance go unrewarded.

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Never nice to lose like that but we really gave everything out there today 🇨🇭 Now it’s time to recharge the batteries🔋 #GX10

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The former Borussia Monchengladbach man has been linked with a move away from the Emirates in recent weeks, with Inter Milan reported to be keen on securing his signature for next season.

The 26-year-old has been a divisive figure in north London, and it remains to be soon whether some fans will get their wish in seeing the midfielder depart this summer.