Thursday 26 May 2016

Gunner confirms highly-rated midfielder deal

The North London club has announced the signing of Granit Xhaka of Borussia Monchengladbach, as per the report, the Switzerland star inked “a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.”

The Gunners confirmed the transfer news on Wednesday via Twitter.
The team Manager, Arsene Wenger has spent big, finally he will have the leading presence in the central midfield, which he has missed since the days of Patrick Vieira.

As per the reports from Arsenal, the team manager give details that the North London club has been eyeing the 23-year-old midfielder for some time.

Manager Arsene Wenger has spent big, but he may finally have the dominant presence in central midfield he has missed since the days of Patrick Vieira. In the intervening time, Xhaka who graduated from FC Basel youth has voiced his excitement at joining the Gunners outfit via Arsenal:

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

“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.”

Xhaka is a natural boss on the field of play, having secured the Gladbach captaincy at young age.

The 23-year-old has tested himself at the highest level, during his time in the Bundesliga and with Basel; the Swiss has earned UEFA Champions League experience.

In the main time, his game is significant of the current Bayern Munich veteran pass-master Xabi Alonso. Alonso the 34-year-old former Liverpool and Real Madrid man, the Swiss international can dictate games from deep.

From Patrick Surlis of Sky Sports, it was make known that his former national team boss Ottmar Hitzfeld offered him not the same comparison. He instead viewed Swiss international as a younger version of Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United.

Whichever comparison anyone might favour, Xhaka’s influence is noticeable in most games.

His skill for making himself both a conductor and destroyer in the middle was well appreciated in the North London club.

The former Basel payer captained Gladbach to the fourth position last summer. Xhaka has played four seasons at the Bundesliga for the German club, making 108 appearances and bagging six goals. Xhaka remains on among the exciting talents to watch out for at EURO 2015.

Some among the North London club also shared the pleasure on Twitter over the singing of Xhaka. Some of the tweets are below.


  1. At least it gives us some hope that maybe, and I repeat maybe, this season is gonna be different finally.

  2. hopefully we will have more replenishments

  3. Hopefully it will be different season for the Gunners. Xhaka signing is just the beginning.