Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka is ready to discuss his future after the Bundesliga season came to a climax over the weekend. The Switzerland international played what could be his final game for the club as they cemented the fourth Champions League place with a 2-0 win over Darmstadt - a game which comes amid constant speculation regarding interest from Arsenal.
The Evening Standard understand the Gunners have submitted a bid of £33.8m for the 23-year-old in order to bolster their midfield options. Mohamed Elneny arrived from FC Basel in the January transfer window but following the impending departures of Tomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta the club are short in the middle of the park.
Xhaka played 83 minutes as Monchengadbach ended their campaign in winning fashion and has wasted little time looking to the future. The player has already indicated he wants his future settled before the summer's European Championships and as Arsenal's interest intensifies he is now ready to discuss a potential exit from his club.
"The season's over now and there might be discussions tomorrow regarding the matter, we will make it together," he told the Rheinische Post, according to The Evening Standard. "I'm the wrong person to be asked [about a possible move], you might need to check that with Max Eberl. I'll return to Borussia-Park [in the future], but as I said, nothing is clear yet."
Though Arsenal were able to salvage second place from an otherwise torrid campaign, Arsene Wenger insists no stone will be left unturned in attempts to improve ahead of next season. The French boss says the club require at least three new signings in the summer in order to challenge for silverware.
"We want to keep the squad stable over the summer while strengthening where possible," the Arsenal boss said, as quoted by Evening Standard. "You want the group to be stimulated and to believe that we have improved the quality. I must say, we want to combine technical stability with players that we know want to play and know our game. Maybe bring in three players for example. That's the right level for me."