Although we’ve known that the 23-year-old is coming to north London for a little while now, Arsenal have finally got their backsides in gear and announced the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The way they did it was hilarious too:
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 25, 2016
The midfielder has been out there travelling to London, liking pictures on Instagram and revealing on Swiss radio that he wants the deal to be completed in time for the Euros in France. Pictures were even leaked of him in the new Arsenal kit during his photoshoot.
Therefore, the official announcement itself won’t surprise many – it’s still nice though, isn’t it?
Xhaka is known for being brilliant at passing, which we need in a holding midfielder, aerial duels and intercepting the ball (2.7 on average every Bundesliga game).
Not only this but the midfielder scored three goals, makes over 80 passes a game and has a pass accuracy of 85%. He loves a long ball and a shot from range, which I’m sure we’ll train out of him like Mohamed Elneny.
The deal is rumoured to be worth around £30m.
Watch our new signing in action here.