XHAKA AGREES NEW ARSENAL DEAL

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has agreed a new deal at the club as reported by English publication Football London. It was revealed that the Switzerland player will stay in North London after his proposed move to Italian Serie A team AS Roma didn't see the light of the day.

Jose Mourinhois a big fan of Xhaka and he wanted the Switzerland national team skipper at Roma this summer but the club was unable to meet the asking price from the Gunners. Arsenal demanded for €20m from Roma for Xhaka but the Italians were able to offer just €12m plus €3m in add-ons.

Xhaka had two years left on his Arsenal deal and the club has moved to tie him down to a longer deal by offering a new contract that takes him till 2025.

SHAQIRI CONFIRMS HIS INTENTION TO LEAVE LIVERPOOL

XherdanShaqiri has revealed his desire to leave Liverpool as he wants to play regular football starting from next season. The Switzerland international attacker has been limited to only a little amount of game time under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as he prefers Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Diogo Nota ahead of Shaqiri in the pecking order.
The winger, who is a constant fixture for Switzerland in the national team, has lamented a lack of opportunities under Klopp and has hinted that he is now fed up and is ready to leave Anfield as early as this summer in a heart-to-heart conversation with the Reds boss.

SHAQIRI CONFIRMS HIS INTENTION TO LEAVE LIVERPOOL

XherdanShaqiri has revealed his desire to leave Liverpool as he wants to play regular football starting from next season. The Switzerland international attacker has been limited to only a little amount of game time under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as he prefers Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Diogo Nota ahead of Shaqiri in the pecking order.
The winger, who is a constant fixture for Switzerland in the national team, has lamented a lack of opportunities under Klopp and has hinted that he is now fed up and is ready to leave Anfield as early as this summer in a heart-to-heart conversation with the Reds boss.

TWO SWITZERLAND STARS COULD SWITCH CLUBS THIS SUMMER

Two of Switzerland's best players Xherdan Shaqiri and Grant Xhaka could be leaving Liverpool and Arsenal respectively, according to reports. Shaqiri is said to be highly frustrated about his extreme lack of football action at Liverpool under manager Jurgen Klopp and he is said to have evaluated his future and is keen to leave Anfield this summer. Shaqiri's favorite role in the attack is currently occupied by Mohamed Salah and it is a difficult task for him to displace the Egypt international star from the starting eleven unless he is out injured or suspended.

SWITZERLAND FACE TOUGH ITALY TEST

Switzerland are potentially facing a big battle to qualify for the knockout stage at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament from Group A ahead of the Italy game on Wednesday. The Swiss team will face an Italian team who have won their last nine matches without conceding a single goal.
Hosts Italy will start the game against Switzerland at the StadioOlimpico in Rome as favourites especially after the way they dispatched Turkey in the opening game of the tournament. The Italians made light work of an in-form Turkish team especially in the second half to deliver an impressive 3-0 win. All the three goals were scored in the second half of the game.

SCHAR ON TARGET IN NEWCASTLE WIN

Switzerland player Fabian Schar was on target as Newcastle United wrapped up their Premier League season with a win at the home of already-relegated Fulham. London club Fulham have beenconfirmed as one of three teams demoted to the English Championship alongside Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion.

LIVERPOOL MIDFIELDER SET FOR ANFIELD EXIT THIS SUMMER

Liverpool and Switzerland international midfielder, Xherdan Shaqiri has been linked with a summer exit from Anfield this summer and it has continued to look highly inevitable that he will not be a Liverpool player next season. The winger was signed by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp from Stoke City some seasons ago and has since been a bit-part player at the club.

Although he is said to be an important player in the squad, he has not been able to nail a starting spot in the team and has reportedly revealed his desire to seek first-team opportunities elsewhere.

The signing of Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers last summer by Liverpool further dampened Shaqiri's hopes of becoming a regular starter at the club and he was further reduced to a bench player as well.

AZZURRE PITTED AGAINST CROATIA AND SWITZERLAND IN WORD CUP

While the preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022 (Men's edition) have continued to progress and go as planned, the female version of the tournament is also being planned for and it has been slated to kick off one year after the one in Qatar will start.

The draw for the 2023 Women's World Cup has been made and while it favors some teams, other teams will be biting their fingers. However, it does mean that all teams have to start making preparations for the tournament, right from selecting their best players who will represent them at the tournament.

XHAKA IMPRESSES AS ARSENAL LEFT-BACK

Switzerland national teamskipper Granit Xhakawas named as the left-back replacement for injured first choice Kieran Tierney ahead of the penultimate league game at Sheffield United to the surprise of many Arsenal fans despite the fact that he had previously played in that position on occasions.

The Arsenal fans were expecting backup fullback Cedric Soares or even impressive youngster Bukayo Saka as a left-back rather than Switzerland midfielder Xhaka. The decision to field the Switzerland player as a left-back didn't come back to haunt Gunners boss Mikel Artetaas his team dispatched bottom team Sheffield United with relative ease. Central striker Alexandre Lacazette scored twice either side of the half-time interval and either side of the second half strike from young forward Gabriel Martinelli to lead Arsenal to a 3-0 away win.

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Roundup

While the senior national teams are busy battling it out at the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers games looking to secure their spots at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the younger players are handling their own business at the European Under-21 Championship. The tournament is full of surprises already judging by the results of the games that were played on Saturday. While Denmark, Russia, Switzerland, and Portugal have started their businesses on the right foot, teams like France and England still need some improvements to do.

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