Arsenal will reportedly use Granit Xhaka in a bid to land Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria in the new year.
Xhaka looks destined to leave the Emirates over the coming months, with Newcastle United, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund all keen on his services.
However, according to the Mirror, cited by @ZR_1G7, the Gunners will look to offload the Swiss star to his former employers as they try to secure the services of Zakaria.
Manchester United and Tottenham, as well as a plethora of sides across Europe, are also interested in the towering 22-year-old after his excellent start to the Bundesliga season.
@ZR_1G7 shared the club’s idea to use Xhaka as bait to sign Zakaria, and it went down extremely well with these Arsenal fans.
Twitter: @ZR_1G7 @MirrorFootball Zakaria’s an absolute https://t.co/gxilADtn7n a top signing that. (@Adeebfraserkay)
Twitter: @ZR_1G7 @MirrorFootball He should be our priority signing, he brings something different to our mid (@ItsMaddaa)
Twitter: @ZR_1G7 @MirrorFootball That’s what I like to hear (@Naoui22)
Twitter: @ZR_1G7 @MirrorFootball Zakaria is a baller, that would be amazing. (@g_gooner90)
Twitter: @ZR_1G7 @MirrorFootball Great business (@Daniel_Adams_15)
Twitter: @ZR_1G7 @MirrorFootball This would be a top signing! Would replace xhaka and offer way more then granit ever did instantly! (@PierceRobinson_)
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It’ll be interesting to see whether or not Monchengladbach would be open to the idea of re-signing Xhaka, but if they are, it would be a great piece of business by the Gunners.
Zakaria appears to be the commanding midfield figure Arsenal desperately need, and his potential arrival could be huge for the club.