The summer transfer window may only just have slammed shut, but that hasn’t stopped the papers and various different news outlets from cooking up all new rumours for us to mull over. Interestingly enough, it’s been Arsenal who have attracted the most stories.
By signing Mesut Ozil, the Gunners have proven that they are ready to compete with the big boys and make impressive, ambitious signings. This, naturally, could prove to be the catalyst for many stories over the course of the next four-or-five months.
In particular, numerous different sources have played up the German-love-in currently happening at the Emirates, suggesting that more Bundesliga stars could yet team-up with the Gunners.
Ozil isn’t the only German to move to the Emirates in recent years. Wenger has also signed the imperious defender Per Mertesacker and regular international Lukas Podolski. There’s also plenty of young German talent at the club, including Thomas Eisfeld and Serge Gnabry.
No wonder the papers continue to link Arsenal to every German player going. Could it be that a club who is known for snapping up the very best French talent is ready to change tact and target the Bundesliga?
The Daily Mail suggests that Arsene Wenger has his eyes firmly trained upon three top German League talents. The players in question are Borussia Dortmund pairing Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan and Bayer Leverkusen star Lars Bender.
Given that Arsene Wenger signed Mathieu Flamini, it’s interesting to see that two of these players are holding midfielders. Perhaps Flamini is just a short-term solution?
The Gunners had an £18.5m bid for Bender turned down during the summer. That just proves how much Leverkusen value the hard-working 24-year-old.
If I had to pick, however, I’d select Ilkay Gundogan, a 22-year-old deep-lying midfielder, known for his remarkable technical ability and passing game. Given these attributes and the player’s quality, he’d make an excellent addition to this Arsenal team.
But it’s Reus who should provide the biggest draw for Arsenal fans. Reus is a remarkably talented German winger/attacking midfielder with a real propensity for scoring goals. Last year he grabbed 19 in 47 games and he already has 3 this season.
He’s a gifted player, who would represent a massive improvement on players like Andrey Arshavin and Gervinho, who both left the club this summer.
None of these players would come cheap, but it’s clear that Arsenal now have the money to compete. Bring on the German revolution!
What’s your take? Which Bundesliga star would you like to see Arsenal sign?
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