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Nuri Sahin Set For Arsenal Transfer In Season-Long Loan Deal

by Christian Bailey

Nuri Sahin

Turkish star to join English club.

Real Madrid midfielder is Nuri Sahin is set to join Arsenal on loan – despite rejecting a move to the Gunners’ neighbours Tottenham earlier this month, reports the Daily Mail.

Sahin was linked with Spurs as part of a deal to take Luka Modric to the Bernebeu but insisted he wanted to stay in Spain.

“Since I arrived here [Real Madrid], it has been like living a dream,” said Sahin at the end of June.

“It is one of the best clubs in the world, and for this reason I do not see why I should go. I have no intention of leaving.”

But the 23-year-old has had a change in heart and agreed a season-long loan with Arsenal.

The Turk made just two La Liga starts last season for the Spanish Champions, having arrived from Borussia Dortmund in summer 2011.

Set-piece specialist Sahin is known for his ability on the ball and was instrumental as Dortmund claimed the Bundesliga title in 2011.

His arrival at the Emirates comes just days after boss Arsene Wenger claimed he was not in the market for central midfield reinforcements.

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