With the Premier League returning this weekend, it’s brought up the age old discussions in the Transfer Tavern and one of the major talking points today amongst Arsenal fans is whether Arsene Wenger will spend as required in the close season.
Arsenal’s need for midfielders has been well documented by untimely injuries this season and the Gunners are set to lose experienced trio Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky when their contracts expire at the end of the campaign.
As such, Arsenal need recruits and whilst there is other targets on their short-list, Xhaka is very much the priority and Wenger has sent scouts to watch the Swiss international thirty times this season.
Gladbach will not stand in the way of a sale, as long as it’s the right price, and Arsenal will likely have to pay around £30m for the 23-year-old, although that figure could rise further with his displays at the European Championships.
Arsenal fans, is Xhaka the ideal summer recruit? Let us know in the comments below!