As usual, an Arsenal transfer deal seems to take forever to the impatient fans waiting for official confirmation of our first deal of the summer.
Everyone and his dog in the media is aware that the Gunners have been deep in negotiations with Borussia Munchengladbach about the move of Granit Xhaka to the Emirates this summer, but as usual there is not a peep out of any Arsenal sources as to whether the talks have been a success or not.
Luckily Gladbach themselves have confirmed there is an offer for the talented defensive midfielder, and today the player himself has been talking about the possibility of becoming a Gunner in the near future. Speaking at a press conference following the announcement of the Swiss national squad for Euro 2016, Xhaka was quizzed about his proposed move to Arsenal and he’s quoted by Swiss newspaper Blick as saying:
“As of today I am Gladbach. But London is beautiful city – and Arsenal is an awesome club “.
So I don’t think he could have made it any clearer that he is looking forward to joining us after the Euros, and it is also good for us Gooners that we will be able to watch him in action for his country before he actually joins up with the Arsenal squad for the new season.
After this quote from Xhaka there is no way the deal could fall through now surely?