It would appear that the Granit Xhaka saga (if it even counts as a saga in the first place) is coming to an end.
After a few weeks of strong rumours suggesting that Arsenal had made an offer and the deal was well on its way, the player is now apparently in London for a medical check-up before finalising the move.
According to RP-Online’s “editorial information”, the Swiss midfielder travelled to the English capital on Friday to make sure he is healthy enough to play for the Premier League side, as well as to clarify the last formalities of the transfer.
While Arsenal’s interest has been very poorly hidden, there has been no official confirmation that the London side are the club to have made a bid, even though it has been reported multiple times, including in this particular article, that an offer of more than €40m (£31m) 'is in the room'.
Vague, but maybe not deliberately so.
The player has expressed his desire to finalise any transfer away from Gladbach before the European Championships starting in France on the 10th of June, and it looks like he is going to get exactly that.
Arsenal and Arsène Wenger have seemingly learned their lessons, and are getting transfers done early for a change.
That’ll, at least, please many fans around the country.