Arsenal told to complete controversial Christian Eriksen transfer and send Granit Xhaka to Inter

Arsenal have been urged to make a move for Christian Eriksen by Kevin Campbell

Arsenal told to complete controversial Christian Eriksen transfer and send Granit Xhaka to Inter
MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 31: Christian Eriksen of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Parma Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 31, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli - Inter/Inter via Getty Images) (Image: (Photo by Emilio Andreoli - Inter/Inter via Getty Images))

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes the club should move to sign Christian Eriksen regardless of his ties to Tottenham.

Eriksen enjoyed a six-and-a-half-year stint at Spurs after joining from Ajax in 2013. During that time, he made 305 appearances, managing 89 assists and 69 goals. The Dane was a key part of the side that reached the Champions League final in 2019.

But just six months later he joined Inter Milan after failing to sign a new contract.

Since then things haven’t exactly gone to plan for the 28-year-old. He has started just four times for Antonio Conte’s side this season after struggling for form in Serie A. He admitted recently that he may have to leave the Nerazzuri in search of more game time.

“This isn’t what I dreamed of” he told TV2. “All players want to play as much as possible, but the coach decides who gets to go on the pitch.

“It is a strange situation, as the fans want to see me playing more and so would I, but the coach has different ideas and as a player I have to respect that.”

LEUVEN, LOUVAIN, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 18: Christian Eriksen of Denmark during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Belgium (Red Devils) and Denmark at King Power at Den Dreef Stadion on November 18, 2020 in Leuven, Louvain, Belgium. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images) 

Rumours have emerged linking him with a return back to North London after just one year away. However, this time it would be to the red half, with Arsenal reportedly being offered the opportunity to sign the Danish international in a swap deal for Granit Xhaka.

Campbell believes this is transfer the Gunners should be looking to make happen regardless of Eriksen’s links to their close rivals.

“Eriksen played for the rivals but we all know the quality he possesses, that is for sure,” he said to Football Insider.

“It is not quite working out for him at Inter right now and I am sure he would be a good addition to Arsenal’s squad.

“I do not care if he played for Spurs – he is a superb player who can bring something to the table for Arsenal.

“I would not mind it if we swapped Eriksen for Xhaka. The key is building and fattening that squad up to challenge and you can never have enough quality players.”

If the move were to go ahead Eriksen would become just the fifth player to play for both Arsenal and Tottenham in the Premier League era after Sol Campbell, William Gallas, David Bentley and Emmanuel Adebayor.