There has been plenty of speculation linking Xhaka with a move to the north London club in recent days and his transfer finally went through on Wednesday afternoon.
The 23-year-old becomes Arsenal’s first signing of the summer transfer window as Arsene Wenger looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.
Ottmar Hitzfeld recently said that Xhaka reminds him of a young Schweinsteiger.
But the 23-year-old midfielder has moved to distance himself from those comparisons and insists that he sees himself as his own player.
Speaking in his first interview with Arsenal Media, Xhaka said: “If Ottmar Hitzfeld says that then it’s a big compliment.
“Ottmar is a big coach and a good gentleman.
“I don’t know if I’m a young Schweinsteiger, I’m another player. I am Granit Xhaka.”
Arsenal ended up in second place in the Premier League table last season after pipping Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the campaign.
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