According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal today secured the services of Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid, on a one-year loan deal, with the option of a permanent move.

The switch was widely rumoured to go ahead but differences over the reputed £14 million buy-out clause, were stalling the process.

Sahin, the 23-year-old midfielder, has the opportunity to shine in the new revolution at the Emirates and may become part of the spine. He is a deep-lying, creative playmaker and must surely be relishing the opportunity to play alongside Wilshere, Arteta and Cazorla.

He is likely to be rusty, as he was restricted to 4 Appearances in La Liga last season. Nevertheless he has great potential and as a Borussia Dortmund player, gained the accolade of Bundesliga's player of the year in 2010-11.

Wenger is having a wholesale clear out and is upgrading his squad. Bendtner, Arshavin and Chamakh may yet be part of the collateral damage.

Wenger appears to have secured a coup and has gained the best of both worlds by effectively signing Sahin on a 'try before you buy scheme.'


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