The current deal for the 28-year-old player expires in 2023. Jose Mourinho is strongly linked to the player's move to his Roma team this summer. Despite Roma making offers to sign the Swiss midfielder in Serie A, Arsenal didn't meet Arsenal's valuation. Although it may seem that Arsenal has done a U-turn on Xhaka, it is believed boss Mikel Arteta was not interested in letting him go after initially persuading him to stay at Arsenal until January 2020. Arteta regards the player, who was involved in 29 Premier League games last season as a key component of his plans moving forward. Following Sunday's pre-season friendly defeat to Chelsea in which Xhaka scored Arsenal's goal, Arteta said: "Xhaka is staying. He wanted the chance to play. He is a key member of our team." The midfielder also took the opportunity to post a picture on Instagram after the match to show that his future lies in north London. "It felt really nice to be home," Xhaka wrote. Arsenal is also interested in signing James Maddison from Leicester City and is still monitoring Martin Odegaard's situation at Real Madrid, as they look to bring in an attacking midfielder this summer.