Confirmed: After just 12 months and 6 goals 2014 Arsenal striker target Josip Drmic is on the move again

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The Swiss international has joined Borussia Monchengladbach from Bayer Leverkusen.

Last summer a battle waged for the transfer of Swiss international striker Josip Drmic. He was in great form in the Bundesliga last term for FC Nurnberg, scoring 17 goals, placing him behind only the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Mario Mandzukic.

When Nurnberg suffered relegation, the chase hotted up to bring him in. He was heavily linked with several Premier League clubs over the course of summer including the likes of West Ham and Everton.

However it was Arsenal who seemed most keen to snap up the Swiss attacker. With this relegation also came a release fee, believed to be in the region of five million euros - so no wonder Arsenal were interested, being linked with a move by ESPN.

But even though German ex-pro turned pundit Lothar Matthaus kept assuring everyone that it was a done deal - that was not the case.

Leverkusen announced on their official website in June last year that Drmic had signed a contract to stay at the BayArena until 2019 - in a deal said to be worth just £4.9 million.

But it has not been a dream move.

Drmic has struggled for form for most of the 2014-15 season.

He has scored just six times in 38 appearances for the club since his move and has now moved on after just one season.

He has joined fellow Bundesliga side and recent high flyers Borussia Monchengladbach. They confirmed the news on their website earlier today, stating that Drmic had signed a deal until 2019.

No fee was announced but it is believed Leverkusen made a small profit on the player. Gladbach will now hope to get the best out of the player, whilst Arsenal fans are probably glad they never did take the plunge.

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