2:35 Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has lent his support to Xhaka, saying he deserves respect despite being stripped of the captaincy
Schar, who is currently out with a knee injury, told Sky Sports News earlier this month Xhaka’s treatment from the Arsenal fans is the worst thing that can happen to a player, and said he «can’t wait to give him a hug» when he sees him next.
Newcastle have two domestic loans available, but one player would need to be cut from their Premier League pool to allow Xhaka to sign.
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