We all knew this was coming for the last couple of days, but Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka has finally been officially announced by Arsenal FC as their first new signing for the 2016 summer transfer window.
Arsenal are not generally known to rush their signings — something that has often gotten them into trouble in the transfer market, with rival clubs swooping in and hijacking their targets. This time however, the Gunners have not dithered one bit, officially announcing their first transfer before the start of June.
Granit Xhaka signing is the earliest Arsenal have completed a summer transfer since Lukasz Fabianski nine years ago. New strategy?
— Joe Hall (@joehallwords) May 25, 2016
This in itself calls for quite a bit of celebration.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 25, 2016
With Xhaka being one of the best midfield enforcers in Europe, we can almost expect the Swiss international to waltz into the first team. Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter about Xhaka’s transfer to Arsenal.
— Ex-Patriot ❎ (@Thee_Mentalist) May 25, 2016
Will Arsenal’s new signing turn them into title contenders? Well if anyone can, Xhaka can….
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 25, 2016
The Xhaka has arrived! Arsenal signing expensive players in May…. Where are the horseman of the apocalypse!
— Will Ellis (@WillEllis1984) May 25, 2016
@Arsenal Hahahahaha.. What a way to announce. Welcome to Arsenal, Xhaka. The beautiful monster gonna rip apart everyone in the PL.
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) May 25, 2016
hey @Arsenal buy a striker cos xhaka will give a thru ball to Giroud and all u will hear is ooooooooooo he missed it
— akwasi PINOCHICHI (@kankamaeast) May 25, 2016
— hazeemzulhikam (@hazeemzulhikam) May 25, 2016
Arsenal Fans are the only ones who are making Xhaka seems like a Maradona
— Juuju (@jnrkofi3) May 25, 2016
Granit Xhaka signs for Arsenal and Wenger needs to work on his poker face: https://t.co/wVNN8BJx46
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 25, 2016