Photo: New Arsenal signing sends heartfelt message to fiance

Granit Xhaka has lifted the lid on some of the Arsenal midfielder's tattoos

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Granit Xhaka has lifted the lid on the meaning behind the new Arsenal signing’s body artwork.

The Switzerland international signed a long-term contract with the Gunners last month after Arsenal agreed a £33m deal with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach for the highly-rated midfielder.

Xhaka became the third-most expensive signing of Arsenal’s history behind current squad members Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez as Arsene Wenger bolstered his midfield ahead of the 2016/17 season.

Arsenal supporters have been afforded a chance to see their new signing in action during Euro 2016 after Xhaka completed 270 minutes in all three of Switzerland’s European championship fixtures.

And the 23-year-old Swiss midfielder has explained the meaning behind some of his body artwork ahead of the new Premier League campaign, including a reference to his fiance Leonita Lekaj.

Xhaka wrote on his Instagram page: “All my tattoos. Crown with a G. Diamond with an L represents my love for my fiance. The rose symbolizes my whole family. I owe them everything. Bob 92 is my best friend and is like family to me. Agon is my cousin who supports me whenever he can and is my role model. #EURO2016 @UnderArmourFC @k_o.brand_kickasso @underarmouruk @underarmourgerat”

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The new Arsenal signing scored three goals in 28 appearances in the Bundesliga for Monchengladbach last term.

The Gunners finished in second place in the Premier League last season.

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