Arsenal made a huge statement of intent when they secured the signature of Granit Xhaka in May; even before the dust of the 2015/16 campaign had settled. At £34 million, the Swiss international became the club’s most expensive signing behind Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. The 24-year old made a dream start to his career 

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Even if Jamie Vardy’s move to Arsenal somehow does not materialize, Arsene Wenger is certain to sign a striker, with the likes of Arkadiusz Milik still available. However, having brought down Granit Xhaka for a reported fee of about £35 million, Wenger’s midfield purchase is over, unless he intends to bring in teenage midfielders from 

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“At the moment, no. We are starting to look at people who can strengthen our squad. But we are not on any particular case in a concrete way,” said an animated Arsene Wenger when the press quizzed him about the potential arrival of Granit Xhaka.   Given the gaffer’s inclination to rubbishing speculations before making 

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The Gladbach captain made his 2016 debut for Die Fohlen vs Hamburg after serving a three-match ban for a red card given in Gladbach’s final game of the Hinrunde vs Darmstadt. In the lead up to this match, much of the discussion regarding Granit Xhaka revolved around not only this much anticipated start but also 

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