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Arsenal reach Xhaka agreement


Granit Xhaka news

Xhaka set to become Arsenal's first summer signing
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Arsenal look set to secure the services of Granit Xhaka this month after they finalized a transfer fee with Borussia Monchengladbach. The Swiss international has been on the Gunners radar since the start of the year.

Recent speculation claimed that the Gunners could stall on their bid to sign the midfielder with Gladbach reluctant to come down on their £35m asking price.

However, according to BBC Sport, the North London giants have managed to negotiate a £30m sum, and the player has flown to the English capital to finalize terms and undergo a medical scheduled on Saturday.

Xhaka will add a much needed boost to the Gunners' midfield which has been depleted by the departures of Mikel Arteta, and Tomas Rosicky.

The 23-year-old amassed over 130 appearances during his time at Gladbach.