Mandzukic Tipped For Arsenal Move After Bayern Fall Out

By on January 25, 2014

Amid all the talk about Arsenal agreeing a fee for Julian Draxler, there is some other interesting news doing the rounds in the newspapers today.

The Mirror are one outlet who are tipping Mario Mandzukic to make a move to Arsenal after being told he’s not part of Pep Guardiola’s long-term plans by Franz Beckenbauer.

The Croatian hitman has found first team football hard to come by this season under Guardiola with the former Barcelona man opting to play Thomas Muller or Mario Gotze in the ‘false 9’ striking role instead, and he’s going to drop further down the pecking order when Robert Lewandowski arrives in the summer.

An apparent fall-out led to the 27-year-old being left out of the Bayern squad entirely for last night’s 2-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach, and after the game president Beckenbauer dropped a major hint that the striker’s time at the Allianz Arena is up.

“I see Lewandowski in the attack, his playing style is suited for (Pep) Guardiola’s ideas than that of Manduzkic,” said the Bayern legend.

“There are even more reasons why he could leave – even without him, Guardiola could still count on Thomas Mueller and Mario Goetze in attack.”

Mandzukic has been linked with a switch to Arsenal in recent weeks and the Mirror claim we could now make a late move to try and lure him to the Emirates during the final week of the window.

He’d be a superb signing if we could pull it off and I actually think he would be an upgrade on Olivier Giroud. He was the focal point in Jupp Heynches treble-winning side last year and has still managed to score 12 goals in 20 appearances this season – despite many of those coming from the bench.

Arsenal agree Draxler fee

If there is any chance Bayern will sell – and judging by Beckenbauer’s comments, there is – then we should be straight on the phone to the Bundesliga giants and getting a deal done. This lad can bring us the title this year.


  1. Ogiji Tony Junior

    January 25, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Is going to be a very big signing if wenger sign dose player den we can win de title dis season up ozil

  2. Benjamin Teko

    January 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    We have a chance to carry the league this season, pls mr. Wenger try ur best to bring those players to emirates stadium before transfer window will shutdown. Make us happy, we trusted in you!!!. Up arsenal! Up arsene wenger!

  3. Ola Ayobami

    January 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I pray that the professor brings Julian Draxlier on board before the transfer window closes.That lad is multi talented.And he will bring something new to complement the superb performance of our darling team.Go get Julian prof!

  4. muhammad jamo salisu

    January 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Yep mr wenger

  5. Fashpaskey

    January 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Le Prof please just get mandzukic if Julian Draxler is out of reach

  6. Mint

    January 25, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    This article is bananas, Beckenbaur is not the president since like 2 or 3 years ago lol

  7. Auwal Abdulakrim

    January 25, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    that is very interesting signing let him bring them together we will win the tittle.

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  9. Epiezitone Ebong

    January 26, 2014 at 1:55 am

    please a striker should be the priority and the german lad


    January 26, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Mr.Wenger please stop pointing at players.Buy us a pointed striker and forget depending on Giroud.You look the likes of Man.City and Chelsea as compare to our own team.Mind u if we go this January without a prolific striker,we will go tropyless again this season.Please sign J.Draxler and Manzukic.


    January 26, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I’ll like to see julian draxler and manzduki in emirate this season cus i want us to end trophy drough this season.pls mr wenger

  12. Henry Eric

    January 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Well if Wenger will sign those guys he is talking about then we gunners are on the of the world, we need stricken force so the Bayan man will make a difference…


    July 5, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    its marvelous & interesting


    July 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    wenger links to look for better striker ahead of next season

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