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Arsenal have emerged as contenders for the signature of Xherdan Shaqiri, whose future at Stoke has been called into question.

The Swiss brother and agent, Erdin Shaqiri, has been quoted claiming as quoted as saying that the player could consider leaving Stoke in the January transfer windoe and AS Roma are also said to be interested in his service.

His agent did go on claiming that the Swiss has fully committed his future on life at Stoke for now, but the door appears to be open in regards to a move away if the Potters do not start climbing the table soon.

There will be no shortage of interest in the 25-year-old midfielder should Stoke confirms his availability, and it has now been suggested that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be keeping an eye on him.

Shaqiri could be seen as the perfect replacement for Gunners star Santi Cazorla, who continues to be linked with a return to Spain, and the Potters may face a battle to keep hold.

For now, the midfielder is concentrating on staying fit and showing what he can do in the Stoke side after struggling through injury so far this season.