Xhaka making the right decision to leave Arsenal for Roma

Granit Xhaka is close to completing a transfer from Arsenal to Roma, according to Italian outlet Sport Mediaset.

The 28-year-old is currently on duty with the Switzerland team at Euro 2020 where he and his country are preparing for the quarter-finals.

The Swiss have been impressive in the continental competition and eliminated pre-tournament favourites France on penalties in the last 16 earlier this week.

A move to Roma will be good for Xhaka at this stage of his career. He is now 28-years old and at the peak of his powers.

Arsenal finished eighth in the Premier League last season, missing out on any form of European football.

The process to rebuild Arsenal into a side that can challenge European football, let alone win titles, looks set to take years.

Some people have speculated that they may be consigned to mid-table status for the next few seasons.

Roma finished seventh in Serie A last season, but they have a good chance to re-establish themselves as a force under Jose Mourinho.

Without title-winning coach Antonio Conte and with the departures of a few key players, defending champions Inter Milan may not be as strong as they were last season.

Traditional Italian giants Juventus are currently rebuilding after finishing fourth in the league last season and sacking Andrea Pirlo.

While Roma will not be expected to win the title next season, securing Champions League status will be an aim of theirs.

As things stand right now, getting into the top four with Roma looks far more likely than achieving the feat with Arsenal.

Read: 2021 Premier League transfers.