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Granit Xhaka is edging closer and closer to an Arsenal switch, with the Swiss international dropping another huge transfer hint. In modern football social media activity can be a very good indicator that transfer activity will follow, and Xhaka recently liked an Instagram photo of an Arsenal fan with the 23-year-old’s name on the back of his shirt.
While this obviously isn’t anything concrete, it is definitely the latest in a long list of transfer hints. Liking photos, following clubs and players, and social media posts about a club in general are often hints that a transfer is in the works, and this certainly is a big one.
Footballers are trained not to do anything too stupid on social media, with the footballing world knowing that their every move online will now be scrutinised. Once a move is as good as done though we tend to see those rules fly out the window, with players dropping hints all over social media.
It does seem like Xhaka will be an Arsenal player very soon, with the midfielder apparently in London recently to finalise the deal (via The Telegraph). Arsene Wenger is seemingly looking to get his business done early for once, with plenty of business needed this summer if we want to compete next season.
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If Xhaka doesn’t end up joining us at this point it would be a massive surprise, and it really seems like a matter of time before we get our first signing done.