With Tomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta all seeing their contracts with Arsenal expire in the summer, the Gunners are in need of midfield recruits. With their eyes cast across European football, there is perhaps few better than Granit Xhaka.
The 23-year-old Swiss international recently hinted at an exit from Borussia Monchengladbach, whilst officials have conceded they will not stand in his way. However, Arsenal may have to wait until the summer but by negotiating a deal this month, it could save the Gunners a fierce battle.
Raising the price could also see Xhaka move to the Emirates Stadium within the next week, where he’d bolster the midfield ranks and fill the void left by Santi Cazorla’s injury.