Arsenal have officially confirmed the signing of Switzerland International Granit Xhaka.
Xhaka has put pen to paper on a five-year contract worth 110,000 pounds per-week and has passed a medical ahead of his move going through when the transfer window opens next week.
Arsenal boss Arsene 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.’
Xhaka, 23, touched down in London on Thursday and completed his medical examinations before posing for photographs in the Arsenal’s new home kit at their London Colney base.
The Gunners have now confirmed the 35million pounds deal after Sportsmail reported it was close to completion last week. Arsenal chiefs wanted to get the move over the line before this summer’s European Championship.The 35 million pounds deal for Xhaka makes him Arsenal’s second most expensive signing behind the 42.5million pounds capture of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in 2013.’The Premier League is not my goal, but a childhood dream. It is a dream that could be fulfilled,’ Xhaka previously said.
‘As of now, I am still a Gladbach player, that might change in the next weeks, or it might not.’