Granit Xhaka close to completing Arsenal move

By David OrnsteinBBC Sport
Granit Xhaka

Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka.

The clubs have reached an agreement on a deal reported to be worth £30m for the Switzerland central midfielder.

Xhaka, 23, has flown to London to finalise personal terms and have a medical, scheduled for this weekend.

His arrival will strengthen a midfield depleted by the departures of Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and - possibly - Mathieu Flamini.

Xhaka will become Arsenal's first acquisition in what is expected to be a busy transfer window at the Emirates Stadium.

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