Monchengladbach chief responds to talk of January Arsenal transfer

Borussia Monchengladbach have no intention of selling Granit Xhaka to Arsenal in the January transfer window

Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has poured cold water on speculation linking Arsenal with a January transfer to sign Granit Xhaka, insisting that the German club have no intention of selling the player.

The north London side are believed to be on the lookout for reinforcements this month as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his squad to boost their chances of winning the Premier League title this season.

Arsenal have been linked with a January swoop for Xhaka as Wenger looks to strengthen his Gunners squad.

However, the German club’s sporting director has insisted that there is no truth behind the speculation and underlined Monchengladbach’s desire to keep hold of the player.

Eberl is quoted as saying by Tuttomercatoweb: “Xhaka to Arsenal? There is no deal, no offer on paper and there has never been any contact with the Gunners.

“Granit wants to stay with us and for our part we do not want to lose him.”

Xhaka, 23, has scored three goals in 15 games in the German league so far this season.

Arsenal have also been linked with a big-money swoop to sign Lars Bender from Bayer Leverkusen.

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