In recent years we have moaned about under selling players.
Had we sold Granit Xhaka to Roma for just £10million this would have been an awful deal.
Whilst Xhaka’s time at Arsenal should be coming to an end; a sale should only be made if it benefits the club.
£10million for Xhaka would not benefit Arsenal.
The sale of Xhaka would have raised some funds towards replacing the Swiss midfielder. £10m would not find a replacement.
So play out the scenario.
We sell Xhaka on the cheap. As a result we have to look a few rings down the ladder for a replacement. We end up spending more money on someone not as good.
It just would not make sense.
People will be miffed at Xhaka getting a new deal; but once an agreement has been reached that he will stay a new deal is the sensible option.
Xhaka has 2 years left on his current deal.
Were we to keep him and not offer him a new deal his transfer value would plummet next year.
At least with a new deal it gives us a better chance of getting better money next summer.
Xhaka staying might not be what the majority want, but better that he stays than we sell him for £10million. It is the best outcome of a bad deal.