Arsene Wenger accepts FA charge, gives verdict on Granit Xhaka

It has been a whirlwind of a week for Gunners gaffer Arsene Wenger who was sent off during a win against Burnley while his summer signing Granit Xhaka came under intense scrutiny following his second red card of the season and a police investigation for allegedly racially abusing a staff member at Heathrow airport. Le Professeur has accepted the FA charge of misconduct and is understood to not challenge it. Although, Arsene believes he will not be fined or banned following his actions. Wenger pushed the fourth official Anthony Taylor…

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Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka in trouble again following racial abuse accusation

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been interviewed by police following an allegation of racial abuse by an airline staff member at Heathrow airport. Xhaka is understood to have made the visit to London airport to see off his friend Leonard Lekaj, who plays in the German sixth division. This friend of Arsenal midfielder was refused entry after arriving late for boarding the flight at Heathrow Terminal 5. Xhaka racially abused a member of staff by apparently saying f****** white b**** in German, at which point airport security and police were…

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The 25 most expensive summer transfers so far

The summer transfer market is just passed halfway, as it started on July 1 and ends on August 31. Time to list the 25 most expensive signings so far! 1. Gonzalo Higuain: from Napoli to Juventus – £76.5 million 2. Hulk: from Zenit to Shanghai SIPG – £47.4m 3. Leroy Sane: from Schalke 04 to Man City – £42.5m 4. Granit Xhaka: from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Arsenal – £38.3m 5. Henrikh Mkhitaryan: from Borussia Dortmund to Man United – £35.7m 6. Sadio Mane: from Southampton to Liverpool – £35m 7.…

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Granit Xhaka ideally suited to Arsenal

The one major piece of business that Arsenal have completed in the transfer market this summer has been the £34m signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach. Wenger impressed by Xhaka The 23-year-old holding midfielder made his debut for the Gunners as he came off the bench to play the second half of their recent 2-1 pre-season friendly win over the MLS All-Stars. There was much to admire in terms of the manner in which Xhaka immediately stamped his authority on the game, as he seamlessly settled into Arsenal’s midfield…

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Arsenal fans are raving about their summer signing

Arsenal’s only major transfer activity this summer has been the signing of midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach. The 23-year-old, who arrived at Emirates Stadium in a £35 million move, made his debut for the Gunners in the 2-1 win over MLS All-Stars on Thursday. The Switzerland international played only 45 minutes of the game, but his performance left many Arsenal fans salivating at the prospect of seeing him on a regular basis next season. The Gunners have not really been busy in transfer market till now, but it looks like…

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Danny Murphy draws ire of Arsenal fans following his comments on Granit Xhaka

Former Liverpool player Danny Murphy clearly didn’t do his homework for the Euro 2016 clash between France and Switzerland on Sunday night. While commentating for ITV, Murphy said that new Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is not the kind of player who will “get at you.” Now that’s a strange assessment of the player who is known for dominating the midfield and collecting five red cards in the Bundesliga last season. Arsenal fans, who are quite chuffed with their £30 million signing, were clearly not happy with Murphy’s comments. Asking Danny…

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Fans react as Arsenal announce first summer transfer [Tweets]

Arsenal have officially signed Granit Xhaka from Borussia Mönchengladbach. The 23-year-old Swiss midfielder signed in a reported £35 million deal. The Switzerland international, who scored six goals in 108 Bundesliga appearances, will join up with his new team-mates after Euro 2016, where Xhaka will play for his home country in a group with France, Albania and Romania. OK, let’s announce Xhaka… https://t.co/u8siwTRzUY #GunnerGranithttps://t.co/AqskUiGrX4 — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 25 mei 2016 On Twitter, fans from the Gunners voiced their opinion on their club’s first summer signing: @Arsenal #gunnergranit got me like pic.twitter.com/q4RBXGStUB —…

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Arsenal complete their first signing of the transfer window, fans react on Twitter

Arsenal have reportedly completed the signing of midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach. Multiple sources have confirmed that the Swiss international has undergone a medical in London ahead of a £30 million move. The quoted transfer fee reportedly contains £5 million in bonus clauses. The 23-year-old was linked with a move to the North London club for a better part of last season and if the latest reports are to be believed he will be plying his trade at the Emirates Stadium from next season onwards. Earlier on Friday, the…

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Arsenal meet Leicester player’s agent ahead of a potential move

It seems like Arsenal are going to pull out all the stops in the upcoming transfer window. Recent reports have suggested that the Gunners are close to completing a deal for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka. Now it appears that Xhaka might not be the only midfield arrival at Emirates Stadium in the summer. France Football (via Get French Football) reports that the North London club have met the representatives of Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante. The Premier League winner is reported £20 million buyout clause in the contract with the Foxes…

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New arrival at Arsenal imminent, Gunners star shockingly linked with Manchester United

Arsenal are closing on a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to reports in Germany. The Swiss international has long been linked with Arsenal and according to German news outlet Sport 1, his move to Emirates Stadium is imminent. The report claims that the deal between the clubs has been sorted out and will cost the North London club somewhere between £24 million and £32 million. The 23-year-old, who signed for Monchengladbach in 2012, has a deal until with 2020 with the Bundesliga club. In one of the…

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Arsenal agree deal in principle with Bundesliga star midfielder

According to Bleacher Report, Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle for Borussia Monchengladbach star midfielder Granit Xhaka. Bleacher Report Insider Dean Jones revealed that talks between the Gunners and the Switzerland international have been going on for at least one month and that a personal agreement has been reached. However, Arsenal still have to come to terms with the 23-year-old’s club, who are said to value Xhaka at £35 million. Wenger has made a new defensive midfielder one of his top priorities to bolster his squad for next season…

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Arsenal speed up pursuit for midfielder, interested in high-profile striker

Arsenal have maintained a long-term interest in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka. According to the latest report from Daily Mail, the Gunners have stepped up their pursuit of the Swiss international, and the move is expected to be finalized when the German transfer window opens on July 1. The report also claims that there remains a difference in the valuation of the player by both clubs, but the Bundesliga club expect their player to depart in the summer. The Gunners have reportedly bid £20 million for the 23-year-old, but Monchengladbach…

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Arsenal closing in on two big signings, while losing their biggest transfer target

According to the latest news reports, Arsenal are closing in on two big signings. However, the Gunners are also on the brink of losing the battle for their biggest transfer target. Arsenal are close to completing a £35.3 million move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, with the Switzerland international keen on a Premier League move, according to German news outlet Bild. The 23-year-old has impressed with his play for the Swiss national team and in the Bundesliga, where he has scored three goals in 22 appearances in a role as…

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Liverpool eyeing triple signing in summer, claims former Premier League player

Liverpool are planning to spend big in the summer transfer window, according to former professional player Mickey Quinn. The former Newcastle and Portsmouth star, who was born and bred in Liverpool, claims that manager Jurgen Klopp has identified Ignacio Camacho, Lucas Moura and Granit Xhaka as transfer targets and has asked the board to secure their signings. He told talkSPORT: “Ignacio Camacho, Lucas Moura and Granit Xhaka are all on the [Liverpool] hit list, and if he [Klopp] gets them, it’ll be an exciting season for Liverpool next year.” Malaga’s defensive…

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Liverpool leading the race to sign “young Schweinsteiger”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has extensive knowledge of the Bundesliga, and he is once again planning to bring a Bundesliga star to Anfield. The Reds have already confirmed the summer signing of Schalke defender Joel Matip and according to the latest reports their next target is Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka. Klopp is said to be a big fan of the Swiss international since his days at Borussia Dortmund and has identified the 23-year old as a potential transfer target. German publication Bild, via talkSPORT, claims that the Merseysiders are…

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