God knows Arsenal could do with some granite in their team right now and they might be able to get some, according to Swiss rag Blick. It claims the Gunners are hoping to prise Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach, just six months after he joined the German outfit from Basel.
The 20-year-old midfielder moved to Germany in a £7m deal last May and though he hasn't done badly in the Bundesliga, Blick reports that Arsene Wenger is a huge fan of Xhaka's and could "test Monchengladbach's resolve with a January bid".
Just how sizeable the bid would need to be remains unclear, but with Xhaka contracted to Monchengladbach for another four years the Gunners would have to break the habit of a lifetime and offer big money. Of Albanian descent, Xhaka has played ten times for Switzerland since making his debut in 2011 and has been linked in the past with Chelsea, Barcelona and Manchester United.