Heading For Arsenal? 26-Goal Striker Clears Out Locker Ahead Of Move

By on May 20, 2014

Arsenal target Mario Mandzukic has cleared out his locker and said his goodbyes after a bust-up with Pep Guardiola that will see him leave Bayern Munich this summer, according to reports.

The Croatian hitman has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months with both Arsenal and Chelsea understood to be interested in offering him a fresh start in England.

Mandzukic was already being tipped to leave Bayern this summer when Robert Lewandowski arrives but any hopes that he might stay evaporated after a furious bust-up with Guardiola in the dressing room following the German giants 4-0 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Guardiola responded to the confrontation by axing the 27-year-old from the squad that beat Dortmund 2-0 in Saturday’s German Cup final and told the striker “goodbye, and good luck with your next club”.

The papers claim Mandzukic has now cleared out his locker and said his goodbyes in preparation for a move this summer. So, could he be heading to Arsenal?

We’re certainly looking for a top class striker this summer and while Mandzukic may have his limitations, he’s still proven to be an very good target man in recent seasons and his goal-scoring record isn’t bad either, with 48 goals in 88 appearances for Munich.

If we’re only going to sign one striker, I’d personally prefer to see us bring in someone a little more different to Giroud. A player with raw pace and is an out-and-out goal-scorer. Loic Remy at £8m would be a better buy than Mandzukic at £20m, in my opinion.

However, if Arsene is planning on sending Yaya Sanogo out on loan and then signing two strikers, I’d happily see Mandzukic come in as he has pedigree and would offer some real competition to Giroud.



  1. Sylvia Etock

    May 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    It will be a nice signing for Arsenal if Mario join

  2. Malaysian gunner

    May 20, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Getting a top quality striker is one part of strengthening Arsenal. Hopefully Wenger will take another look at tki tia which he is fond of. The god father of the tiki tika was given a rude awakening by RM.

  3. kimson

    May 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    “Loic Remy at £8m would be a better buy than Mandzukic at £20m, in my opinion” sentiment well shared

  4. harinogenti

    May 20, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    mario to arsenal no pls come to united this person who says remy @8m is beta dan mario is joking

  5. chris

    May 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    If we’re to sign 1 striker, then we need somebody more like Benzema, pace and quality-wise.
    If we are looking at 2, then we coukd sign Remy, Mandzukic and probably add Aurier for less than Real will demand for Benzema.
    I’d be thrilled with Benzema, but if we can’t aim that high, we need BOTH Mandzukic and Remy, for the variety of options it would provide.

  6. Shadoski

    May 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I prefers mario than remy


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  8. AbonyoFred

    May 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I prefer Benz at Arsenal

  9. Rimson

    May 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Remy nd benzema Dats a good addition, sanogo shut be loan out 4 more experience

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