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Arsenal Splashes £35m On Swiss Star

Posted: May 26, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Arsenal has signed Switzerland midfielder, Granit Xhaka, from Borussia Monchengladbach for a reported £35 million.

The 23-year-old who has won 41 international caps and has captained the German club would, according to reports, join the London Gunners on a long-term contract.

“I’m very proud to be joining Arsenal,” said Xhaka. “I cannot wait to move to London, represent this special club and play in the Premier League.

“I will give everything to help Arsenal win trophies and make the fans happy.”

Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager, said: “Granit Xhaka is an exciting young player, already with good Champions League and Bundesliga experience.

“We have been watching him for a long time now and he is a player who will add quality to our squad.”

Xhaka, who scored six goals in 108 Bundesliga appearances, will join up with his new team-mates after Euro 2016, which runs from June 10 to July 10, 2016.

The former Basel player is Arsenal’s first signing since the end of a season in which it finished runners-up to Premier League champions Leicester.

Experienced midfielders Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini are set to leave Emirates Stadium this summer.