Granit Xhaka is reportedly a target for Newcastle United with an Arsenal exit looking inevitable.

According to the Times, the Magpies are considering a January move for the midfielder, who was recently stripped of the captaincy at Arsenal after his antics against Crystal Palace.

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The Swiss international has had a rough season so far, struggling to impress as the Gunners suffer a case of second season syndrome under Unai Emery.

Xhaka joined Arsenal in 2016 from Borussia Monchengladbach for £35 million, but it’s fair to say he hasn’t lived up to expectation. Bar the odd screamer, including one against us last season, his performances haven’t matched the lofty price tag.

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And after the Palace game, he’s public enemy number one for most Arsenal supporters. They want to see the back of him in January.

Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of Newcastle fans who aren’t enthused by the talk of him heading to St James’ Park in January. However, there is a portion of the Toon Army who think he’d be a great addition for Steve Bruce.

The Magpies boss addressed the rumours on Friday, describing him as a “very good player” to the Chronicle. It seems some fans agree.

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Some Newcastle fans want to see Xhaka in black and white

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