Date: 25th May 2016 at 10:59am
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Arsenal have completed the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old, who will represent Switzerland at this summer’s European Championships in France, boosts a Gunners midfield that is set to lose out-of-contract trio – Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini – in the close season.

Xhaka captained Monchengladbach to a fourth-placed finish in the Bundesliga this term, as well as helping them qualify for the Champions League for two successive years.

Wenger told “Granit Xhaka is an exciting young player, already with good Champions League and Bundesliga experience.

“We have been watching him for a long time now and he is a player who will add quality to our squad.”

Xhaka made 134 appearances for the German side following a move from Basel in 2012, scoring nine goals, and will link up with his new team-mates on July 1, depending on the Swiss national team’s progress at Euro 2016.


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