Date: 21st December 2017 at 5:00pm
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Arsenal have agreed personal terms with midfielder , according to Mynet Spor journalist Egemen Yildirim.

Arda’s agent has been pictured in London in recent weeks, and it is believed that on one of these trips “an agreement” in principle was made with over the terms of the Turkish ’s contract.

Yildirim says that a two and a half year deal has been agreed with the 30 year old, and that the player will get €5m (£4.4m) a season or £84,600 per week.

The next stage, the report suggests, will be for Arsenal to discuss the with Barcelona. Madrid based publication Marca have reported that Barca are keen to get Arda off their wage bill, and that the player could leave without a transfer fee being required.

The Turkish midfielder was only signed from for €34m back in 2015, but has failed to play a single minute of first team football this season, and is not part of manager ’s future plans.