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Three Best Midfield Signings So Far This Summer Featuring Arsenal And Chelsea Transfers

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Euro 2016 and Copa America are over, it’s time to shift our attention towards domestic football. English Premier League is just weeks away and all the top clubs are working hard to get the necessary reinforcements before the campaign kicks off on August 13th. Premier League clubs spent a record £870 million in last year’s summer transfer window. Buoyed by a record £8 billion television deal that kicks in this season, the chances are this figure will get surpassed come September. Many star players have already arrived and more are on their way.

It could very well turn out to be the tightest title race ever, as world’s top managers get ready to compete against each other for the first time. Pep Guardiola will take charge of Manchester City next season, while United will be under former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. After a disastrous title defence last season, Chelsea will be looking to restore some of their lost pride under the leadership of Antonio Conte. Arsenal fans were left frustrated once more, after their team failed to win that much awaited Premier League title last season and Wenger will be under serious pressure to deliver the goods this year, otherwise it could be farewell for the Frenchman. Here we look at the three best midfield signings this summer.

Granit Xhaka

Xhaka was one of the first high-profile players to move this summer after he signed a deal with Arsenal. The Swiss midfielder was particularly impressive in the recently concluded European Championships putting in a consecutive man of the match performances. He is most likely to slide straight into Wenger’s starting XI in the centre of the field. Despite being only 23-years-old, Xhaka already has 47 international  and was the captain of the Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach before joining the Gunners. Xhaka is solid defensively and has the ability to spray pin-point passes upfront.

N’Golo Kante

Kante was mighty impressive for Leicester City last season as they went on their miracle run, which culminated in the title. The Frenchman became the second signing of Antonio Conte’s reign following the arrival of Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi and is the perfect player to give Chelsea the platform to mount a proper title challenge next season. Although Chelsea paid £30m, five times more than what Leicester City paid to get his services, if he can carry on from where he left off last season, he could easily turn out to be the best signing of the summer.

Viktor Fischer

Middlesbrough secured their promotion to the Premier League with a final day win over Brighton and Hove Albion. Boro made their first signing of the summer after they confirmed a deal with Ajax to sign Denmark winger Viktor Fischer. Fischer is an experienced player with eight caps for his national team as well as over 100 senior appearances for Ajax since joining them in the summer of 2012. He scored 11 goals in 33 appearances for the Dutch club last season.