Arsenal close to signing £30m star, announcement expected on July 1

By on April 18, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal expect to complete a deal to sign £30m-rated Borussia Monchengladbach star Granit Xhaka but the announcement may be delayed until July 1st.

Our season has once again imploded but Arsene Wenger is expected to remain in charge for at least the final year of his contract, despite a growing number of fans calling for him to leave this summer.

It looks like the boss is already pressing ahead with his transfer plans as the Daily Mail claim we are now close to finalising a deal to sign Xhaka – who’s been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates in recent months.

The newspaper says that Arsenal want to pay around £20m while Gladbach value the midfielder at nearer £30m but a compromise is expected to be found and all parties now expect the move to go through.

If a fee can be agreed, then Xhaka will become our first major signing of the summer, although the Daily Mail claim that the official announcement will be delayed until July 1st when the German transfer window opens.

With Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta all set to leave in June, we need to bring in at least one midfielder this summer and Xhaka looks like he’s the man Wenger wants.

The Swiss international is a specialist holding midfielder and would give us real depth in the middle of the park and provide competition to Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny next season.

At 23, he’s a great age and he’s known for his great passing range as well as possessing excellent leadership skills – which is something we’ve lacked for many years – so he sounds like he’d be a great addition to the squad.

While some fans might not be too impressed if Arsene does stay on as manager beyond this season, at least a big-money signing would put a few smiles back on people’s faces this summer.


  1. Stelle

    April 18, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I think Wenger should stay on in his final cntract yr for all he has dne for ths futbal club he doesn deserve to be sacked like chlsea do with their manager but to proof hs love and loyalty he need to scrfce hs love wlcot14 and get Payet in whatever cost giroud and get either aubemayang or cavani let ospina go brng chesney bck loan chambers brng jenkinson bck than medics keep jack fit plz and Wenger plz thank arteta,flamini but mostly gve bck room pos to the man real arsenal love the most dcplne arsenal legend the little morzat agg tears roll when i thnk of him what a real pro footballe

  2. Barbes B. Dawodu

    April 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Players mistake either lead to a lost or a draw to his side and Peter Cech was the latest victim of this adage. Coaches are also less in exception at times but nevertheless, Arsenal played a very impressive game but regrettably lost two points in return due to Cech inaccuracy. This game is very unpredictable at times. A Liberian coach once said football is like biscuit, it breaks where you don’t expect. Leicester city is winning not because they are too good enough but because the wind of success has blown on their side and from a look of things they are the unquestionable EPL champion 2015/16. Look at Chelsea current position, out of range, with all those star players. Frankly speaking, Arsenal has perform below expectation considering luck and chances. The blame game should be forgotten for now and let situation flow because considering our overall performance it is obvious and in reality that Arsenal is out of contention for the EPL but will surely qualify for the champion league. But my fear is, we shouldn’t settle for the fourth position which may give the impression that we are certainly contended with the fourth place and that will be very shameful, devastating and minimizing for a club that has strive to redeem her days of glory.

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