Arteta’s optimism about Xhaka staying at Arsenal came to light after the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Manchester United on New Year’s Day.
“I think he will stay,” Arteta said of the combative midfielder. “He was very good. I really like him.
“The way we want to play, if we get him on board he can be a tremendous player for the football club.
“It is everything – his commitment, I like the way he is, the way he lives, his professional(ism), and the way he trains.