Granit Xhaka has dropped the biggest hint that he could be moving to Arsenal in the coming weeks after admitting that he could imagine playing at the Emirates Stadium in the future. The Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away in recent weeks with the Gunners touted to be his potential destination.
The Bundesliga club's sporting director Max Eberl has already revealed that they have received a bid from an unnamed club but reports in Germany are suggesting that it is from the north London club with Arsene Wenger, who is a big admirer of the midfielder, keen to wrap up the deal at the earliest. According to Rheinische Post, Arsenal have submitted a bid in the region of €43m (£33.8m, $48.2m) to bring the midfielder to England, as the Frenchman begins to rebuild his midfield following the departures of Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini at the end of the season.
Xhaka has admitted in the past that it is a childhood dream to play in the Premier League, and has now admitted that it could be fulfilled. But the Switzerland international remained coy on an imminent move, maintaining that, if there are talks ongoing, they are between Gladbach and Arsenal. However, a decision on his future will be made before 11 June, which is when the European Championship finals in France begin.
"The Premier League is not my goal, but a childhood dream. It is a dream that could be fulfilled," Xhaka told Swiss TV station SRF, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"Whether there are talks or not, the clubs Gladbach and Arsenal know that, but as of now I am still a Gladbach player. It might change in the next weeks or it might not change. There will definitely be a decision before the European Championship," he added, as quoted by ESPN FC.