The 24-year-old defender has been with the Spanish club for two seasons, making 64 league appearances. He began his senior career by coming through the academy at Everton before spending two years with Sampdoria in Serie A.
Shkodran, who is currently on international duty with Germany, becomes Arsenal’s sixth signing of the summer. Lucas Perez, Granit Xhaka, and the young trio of Rob Holding, Takuma Asano and Kelechi Nwakali have all recently joined.
Arsène Wenger said: “He is at the right age. He has good experience. He is a very focused player who can play with the ball as well. We have taken a great player but have prepared well for the future.”
We’re delighted to welcome Shkodran to the club. Please stay close to Arsenal.com for confirmation of his squad number.The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.