Arsenal agree £25m deal, player to sign £120k-a-week 5-year contract

By on May 20, 2016

Granit Xhaka’s move to Arsenal is on the verge of completion after we agreed an initial £25m fee with Borussia Monchengladbach while the midfielder is set to sign a lucrative five-year contract, according to the Telegraph.

The speculation over Xhaka’s proposed move to the Emirates went in to overdrive on Friday morning after news broke that the Swiss international had flown in to London to undergo his medical and finalise personal terms.

The Telegraph claim the 23-year-old arrived at London Colney on Friday morning and is set to pen a five-year contract worth around £120,000-a-week after a breakthrough in negotiations with Gladbach.

The paper says that after having an opening £20m offer knocked back, we’ve finally agreed a deal worth an initial £25m with a further £5m coming in addition performance based add ons.

There is some contention over the medical as some outlets suggest it will be conducted over the weekend while other’s seem to think he’s already passed it, but either way it appears the transfer is close to completion.

Xhaka is a specialist central midfielder who reminds me of Manu Petit in his playing style as he has a lovely left-foot and likes to spray the ball around the pitch from deep, so I think he’s going to be an excellent signing.

His arrival means we’ll finally have plenty of depth in the middle of the park for when the inevitable injury crisis hits as we’ll have Xhaka, Coquelin, Cazorla, Elneny, Wilshere and Ramsey all vying for starting spots when fit.

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Fans are eagerly waiting for the club to announce the transfer but hopefully it will be done at some point over the weekend. We should all know by now that Arsenal don’t like to rush these things!


  1. Innocent

    May 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    It will be really grateful when we finally finish the deal. But still we need more players hopefully more three good players, we need a defender like raphaeal velane from real Madrid, striker

    • jenkinson

      May 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      I’m going for ‘3M’s : Morata, Mykkitarian and Manolas.
      Xshaka is an extra as far as I’m concerned but maybe we are hoping to shift Theo – but who will pay his wages?

      • Chibuike Nwosu

        May 20, 2016 at 9:36 pm

        we need Theo we need Sanchez we xhaka we need kante ad one defender,ad mykkitarian, Sanchez can be use as a striker Theo as right winger then mykkitarian as a left winger, chuba akpom can be a back up, or what do u think guys.

        • olawale shonibare

          May 20, 2016 at 10:04 pm

          after acquiring xhaka,morata next followed by an experienced defender. please wenger get rid of theo wallcot who do not improve for ten years at the gunners and sell if matersacker and giroud they are both killing the team as a whole.wenger if you cant do this please resign when your legacy is still in average standing.

        • Mario

          May 21, 2016 at 11:28 am

          We need mahrez and verratib

        • Kiings kasian

          May 21, 2016 at 9:23 pm


  2. young walex

    May 20, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Pls fans I don’t believe on this transfer of Xhaka , let see him playing for arsenal first, because I don’t truly believe wenger.

  3. Wells Ronalds

    May 20, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    I’m pretty glad arsenal fans still read stories about the club, that shows how true we re… give out whoever that is too average, we need superb signings so we can boast at our counter parts and say we can win the champions league and epl. I really want the club to improve on their market policies and make some marqueesignings this is ma opinion

  4. Ejiro

    May 21, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Arsenal fans are well known for the craving for whatever the media throws at them… If you ask me the guy from dortmond linked to arsenal isn’t the one we should be hoping to sign as fans!!! There’s Rues, Abumeyang and we talk of Mrk…. I can’t even spell his name, we need a striker but strikers worldwide is on short supply unless u have to dig very deep into ur pocket to cough out the astronomical prices clubs demand for the few good ones around.

  5. benedicto nyoni

    May 21, 2016 at 3:21 am

    I’m not sure about xhaka

  6. faruk

    May 21, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    We remain gunners for life no matter how what when and bad upupup gunners

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