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Granit Xhaka will be the Gunner’s first signing this summer after Wenger edged out Liverpool in the race to sign the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder.
The midfielder has been linked with a move to the Emirates since the last winter transfer window. Reports have been making the rounds that the Gunners are prepared to return for the midfielder’s services this summer after the failed attempt to sign him in January and with the club reportedly preparing for a summer overhaul of the midfield, Wenger has identified Xhaka as his top target and has reopened negotiations to sign the midfielder.
According to the Rheinische Post, Arsenal already submitted an opening £34m (€43m) bid to sign him in summer ahead of Liverpool who are also interested in him.
Xhaka is keen to discuss his future with Gladbach chiefs and said:”I would like to know before the European Championship, where I play next year.
“I do not know if there is an offer.