Nuri Sahin to join Arsenal on a season-long loan in the next 24 hours

Arsenal’s move for Nuri Sahin has gone through after stalling over a £14m buy-out clause if they decide to make his loan deal permanent next summer.

The deal for the Real Madrid midfielder had hit a snag on Tuesday as Real wanted a fixed price of £14m attached to the deal if Arsenal decide to take up the option of signing the Turkey midfielder once his loan ends.

However, there seems to have been a compromise between the parties and the Gunners have finally got their man.

The Gunners were so confident of securing Sahin’s services that they planned a photo shoot on Monday ahead of his official unveiling. The club called a halt to the shoot after the last minute problem.

Sahin will strengthen the midfield options of Arsene Wenger, who sanctioned the sale of Alex Song to Barcelona for €19 million (£15m) on Monday and is also likely to be without Jack Wilshere for the first three months of the season through injury.

Sahin’s arrival at Emirates Stadium comes after he had agreed in principle to join Liverpool following advice from Xabi Alonso that he would get more opportunities at Anfield.

But Arsenal’s renewed interest last week turned Sahin’s head and Liverpool withdrew their interest in signing the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder on Saturday.

The Gunners are also expecting to offload Andrey Arshavin before the close of the transfer window after Zenit St Petersburg revived their interest in the Russia forward. Arsenal are desperate to shift Arshavin’s £70,000 a week off the wage bill.