Granit Xhaka drops massive hint over Arsenal transfer

Arsenal target Granit Xhaka drops huge hint that his future has been decided ahead of Euro 2016

Granit Xhaka has revealed that his future will be resolved before the start of Euro 2016 amid reports that the Switzerland midfielder will join Arsenal.

The Premier League runners-up have been heavily linked with a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder in the past week as Arsene Wenger aims to make significant improvements to his squad ahead of a title challenge next season.

Monchengladbach are thought to be demanding in the region of 33m for their prized asset, which would make Xhaka the third-most expensive signing of all-time for the Gunners behind Arsenal’s big-name stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

And Xhaka, who faced Manchester City in the Champions League group stage this season, dropped a big hint that his future has already been decided ahead of a move away from Monchengladbach ahead of this summer’s European championship.

“The circle has been closed,” Xhaka told Bild. “There are now daily conversations and there will definitely be a decision before the European Championships.

“I played my first competitive match for Borussia in the cup in Darmstadt. Four wonderful years followed. Now, possibly, my last game in Darmstadt again – the circle has virtually been closed.”

The Switzerland international has scored three times in 27 Bundesliga appearances so far this season, while he has made one assist in five Champions League games.

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Arsenal manager Wenger signed Mohamed Elneny in a £9.1m deal from Swiss champions Basel in the January transfer window.

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