Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal in recent months Getty Images

Arsenal have held transfer talks with Borussia Mönchengladbach star Granit Xhaka. The Swiss midfielder is said to have flown to London for discussions with the Premier League giants, who are trying to seal a deal for the player before the start of Euro 2016.

Xhaka, 23, is a long-time transfer target for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who may have to stump up as much as £33.8m ($49.1m) for his services. Xhaka's current club, Mönchengladbach, have already confirmed the Gunners are trying to sign the sought-after player and Arsenal are now trying to tie up a deal, according to ESPN.

Mönchengladbach's sporting director Max Eberl revealed earlier this week they had received a concrete offer for the midfielder and although he refused to confirm if Arsenal were the club behind the bid, a transfer to the Gunners seems to be the most probable scenario.

Meanwhile, Xhaka has repeatedly spoken of his admiration for the Premier League, suggesting he would be happy to make the switch to Arsenal. "Whether there are talks or not, the clubs Gladbach and Arsenal know that, but as of now I am still a Gladbach player," Xhaka previously explained amid Arsenal's interest. "It might change in the next weeks or it might not change."

He added: "There will definitely be a decision before the European Championship." The Arsenal target will be a key player for Switzerland when they begin their Euro 2016 campaign on 11 June.