Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have had to endure a difficult season, which has curtailed dramatically in recent weeks, but there is some positives to look out for.
German outlet Bild say Arsenal’s chances of signing Borussia Monchengladbach’s Granit Xhaka, who is also a target for Liverpool, are at a promising 80%.
The 23-year-old Swiss international is regarded as one of the best deep-lying midfielders in European football and Arsenal are keen to bolster their midfield ranks with his signature, especially as Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini are all set to leave this summer upon the expiration of their contracts.
Arsenal’s chances look promising and yesterday the Gunners were said to be in advanced talks with the German side for Xhaka’s signature, which hints towards a major signing that could see the Swiss midfielder behind just Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil as the Gunners most expensive recruits.
With Santi Cazorla now 31 and seeing his contract expire next summer, many consider Xhaka to be the ideal successor to the Spaniard and the perfect midfield partner for Francis Coquelin.
Arsenal fans, is Xhaka the signing your midfield needs? Let us know in the comments below!