The Borussia Monchengladbach captain is famed for his tough-tackling, to the extent that he picked up three red cards during the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign.
He’s been linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal repeatedly in recent weeks, with The Telegraph claiming earlier this month that the Gunners are on the verge of completing a £30million deal.
Likewise, Gladbach director Max Eberl confirmed on the club’s official website earlier this week that he had received an offer for the 23-year-old – as reported by FourFourTwo – but refused to name the club involved.
Eberl revealed that a decision will be made before the summer’s European championship in France, where Xhaka is set to feature prominently for Switzerland, and the midfielder has held a similar stance during a recent interview.
He told Swiss television channel SRF; “Whether there are talks or not, the clubs Gladbach and Arsenal know that, but as of now I am still a Gladbach player.
“It might change in the next weeks or it might not change. There will definitely be a decision before the European Championship.”