Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.
The midfielder all but confirmed the news on Instagram after he posted a picture of himself and a friend flying to London for medicals to complete the move. Xhaka has long being linked with a move to Arsenal and had been in a bidding war with Monchengladbach. Arsenal had initially bid close to £20 million for the Switzerland midfielder but, with Monchengladbach hoping to get more than £30 million, an agreement was eventually reached on a deal understood to be worth an initial £25 million but rising potentially to £30 million.
Xhaka had a release clause in his contract for £23 million that would have become active next year. With Arsenal eventually finishing second in the Premier League to guarantee their place in the Champions League group phase, Arsene Wenger has moved quickly in the transfer market ahead of the final season of his current contract.