We’ve had tough times – Xhaka bids farewell to Arsenal
Granit Xhaka has penned an emotional farewell to Arsenal fans and staff, after he completed a €25million, move to Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday.
The Swiss midfielder leaves the Premier League side after seven years.
During his time with the Gunners, Xhaka scored 23 goals and provided 29 assists, winning two FA Cups.
In a social media post, the 30-year-old wrote: “Gunners, it’s been some journey – and all that’s left is for me to say thank you.
“I’ve spent seven years at Arsenal. The club has become such an important part of my life – and it’s not easy to leave. But now is the right time for a new adventure.
“There are so many people I need to thank – the managers I played for, all my team-mates and the staff behind the scenes.
“And I especially want to thank all of you. Everyone knows we’ve been through some tough times. But we came through them together – and I’ll never ever forget the feeling I had each time we won the FA Cup or whenever I heard you singing my name. Pure goosebumps!
“I will always carry Arsenal in my heart. Once a Gunner, always a Gunner.”