Rumours have started to gather pace about the Switzerland international as of late regarding a possible summer move, three years on from his arrival at the Emirates Stadium from Borussia Monchengladbach.
"Not that I know," he said when asked if he would be moving clubs. "I have another four years' contract; I only signed last year. I'm happy there—my family, too. That's the most important thing."
Xhaka was also asked if he would like to be Arsenal skipper if he were to stay. "It would certainly be the dot on the I," the 26-year-old responded.
When the midfielder arrived at the club in 2016, he had developed a reputation as one of European football's rising stars, having excelled at the heart of the Monchengladbach team. However, his transition to English football wasn't smooth, and opinion remains divided three years on.
WhoScored.com provided the numbers behind Xhaka's previous Premier League season compared to Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson:
When he is on form, Xhaka is capable of having a positive influence on the Arsenal midfield.
He has an excellent left foot and a varied passing range, making him someone who can manage games from central areas. Additionally, Xhaka is not someone who will shirk physical battles, as he's consistently fighting in aerial duels and putting in tackles.
However, Xhaka is prone to major lapses in concentration. On the ball, he can dally and be indecisive. His defensive awareness often leaves much to be desired as well, with runners frequently getting into dangerous positions without being tracked on the edge of the penalty area.
As James McNicholas of Gunnerblog noted, a lot of Arsenal supporters would be glad to see the player shipped out:
Chris Godfrey of the Guardian also said he'd like to see Xhaka make a move to Inter Milan:
If Xhaka were to be sold, it would add to the rebuilding job Arsenal already have to do in midfield. After all, they have lost midfielder Aaron Ramsey to Juventus, while the future of Mesut Ozil remains uncertain after he fell out of favour under manager Unai Emery last season.
Xhaka may not be unanimously popular in north London, but he's used to Premier League football and was a mainstay in the Arsenal setup last season, making 29 appearances in the top flight. Losing him would give the Gunners more recruitment to do in a summer where plenty is already required.