Sahin to sign for Arsenal on loan

Updated: August 22, 2012

After much wrangling, Arsene Wenger has managed to secure the services of Turkish midfielder Nuri Sahin on a season long loan deal according to Arsenal’s move had stalled over a £14 million future fee clause if Wenger wants to make the deal permanent next summer.

Reports on Tuesday suggested that Real Madrid wanted a fixed fee of £14 million should Arsenal want to take up their option to keep Sahin on a permanent deal after his loan expires next summer, a fee which Arsenal appeared unwilling to pay. The Gunners had planned a photo shoot ahead of his official unveiling on Monday which had to be cancelled at the last minute after contract talks had stalled.

A compromise appears to have been reached on his future fee and the Gunners have managed to plug the hole that appeared to be growing in their midfield with the loss of Alex Song to Barcelona.

Arsenal are expected to offload Russian forward Andrei Arshavin after Zenit St Petersburg revived their interest. Wenger is keen to shift Arshavin’s £70 000 a week wage off his wage budget.

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