Arsenal fans beg ‘bring him to the Emirates’ as they are linked with shock transfer for Man City star to replace Xhaka

ARSENAL have been linked with a shock replacement for outgoing midfielder Granit Xhaka.

As SunSport reported earlier this month, Xhaka is expected to join German side Bayer Leverkusen this summer.

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ReutersIlkay Gundogan is a reported target for the Gunners[/caption]

And Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is a potential replacement, according to German outlet Bild.

Etihad ace Gundogan, 32, is out of contract at the end of the campaign.

Pep Guardiola has publicly said he wants the midfielder to stay, but his future remains up in the air.

Bild claim Gundogan wants longer than a one-year deal, with Barcelona thought to be keen.

However, the reports states Arsenal have also emerged as potential suitors.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta previously worked with Gundogan when he was assistant coach at City.

And some Arsenal fans seemed to be keen on the idea of poaching another City star, with Joao Cancelo another possible signing.

Responding to the rumours, one wrote on Twitter: “Bring him to the Emirates.”

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Another said: “We will give him a 3 year deal at Arsenal.”

A third joked: “Man City is our feeder club now. Things u love to see.”

And a fourth wrote: “Make it happen Mikel.”

Xhaka is expected pen a four-year with Leverkusen after the two teams agreed a deal in the region of £15million.

He has made 295 appearances for the Gunners since joining from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016.

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