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Granit Xhaka has broken his silence ahead of his expected move to AS Roma. According to reports, Xhaka has agreed a five-year deal with Roma to link up with Jose Mourinho after Arsenal sanctioned a deal worth between £15.4million and £17.2m with the Italian club. Xhaka has been reflecting on what looks to be his final season with Arsenal during an interview with Swiss newspaper Blick.
Asked about his season, when he did enjoy good form despite Arsenal’s struggles, he said: “Football is a team sport and you’re only as good as your team. Of course it was a good year for me personally, I’ve always played and performed, but the place at the end of the season is of course really bitter and disappointing for us.”
Speaking about the challenges of the campaign, he added:
“There were certainly a number of issues that didn’t go optimally. But there is now no point in looking back.”