Arsenal Signs Swiss Midfielder Granit Xhaka


Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.

The 23-year-old Swiss midfielder made the switch from Borussia Monchengladbach, who he captained to fourth place in the Bundesliga last season and Champions League qualification in the past two seasons.

Confirming Granit’s arrival in a statement, Arsène Wenger 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. We wish Granit a good Euro 2016 with Switzerland and look forward to welcoming him to Arsenal ahead of next season.”

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Granit Xhaka
Welcome on board, Granit

The young player has also promised to give everything to help Arsenal win trophies and make the fans happy. A very happy Xhaka said in an interview,

“I’m very proud to be joining Arsenal,” he said. “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.”

Granit Xhaka, who has made 41 international appearances for Switzerland, joined Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012 from his hometown club FC Basel where he spent 10 years, progressing through the youth ranks. During his time with Basel, he won two Swiss League titles and the Swiss Cup in a Double-winning season in 2011/12.

He has been among the outstanding central-midfield performers in the Bundesliga for consistent seasons. Xhaka has completed his medical and will join up with his new team-mates after Euro 2016. The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes, with Xhaka’s contract with Arsenal commencing on July 1, 2016.

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Everyone at Arsenal looks forward to welcoming Granit to the club in July.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is on his way to Manchester – and he is ready to bring some big names with him – as the Portuguese has agreed terms to take over at Old Trafford after Louis van Gaal was finally sent packing on Monday.