Report: Arsenal To Make €26m Midfielder Bid ‘Within The Next Week’

By on June 26, 2014

Arsenal look set to renew their interest in long-term target Lars Bender with reports today claiming that we’ll make a €26m bid for the midfielder by the end of next week.

As I’m sure most fans will remember, we were strongly linked with Bender last summer and saw a £19m bid rejected by Bayer Leverkusen, with the German club insisting they wouldn’t be pushed into a sale.

But with Arsene looking to sign a defensive midfielder this summer, it appears he’s ready to resurect his interest in the 25-year-old with the Metro one of several media outlets reporting today that we’ll table a new €26m bid within the next week.

The newspaper suggests that although Bender penned a new contract in October, the German international is keen to push through a move to Arsenal this summer, so it’s looking good that we’ll finally be able to land him if we can agree a fee with Leverkusen.

Most supporters are waiting for the arrival of a striker or right back but for me, a defensive midfielder is just as important. I’m a bit fan of Arteta but he became a liability in big games last season and we desperately need an athletic ball-winner to play alongside the likes of Rambo and Wilshere next season, and Bender would be an excellent signing.

He sadly missed the World Cup through injury but is expected to be fit to return to pre-season training, so there should be no issues with him passing a medical if it came to that.

Fingers crossed these reports are accurate and we can get a deal done because Bender would be a major addition to the squad this summer.


  1. Alexis

    June 26, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Bender to arsenal? Wenger will never buy quality but prefers french school-boys and brand them as ‘promising world-class’

  2. trinigooner

    June 26, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    They should try to bring in Sven Bender as well…he would pair beautifully with Lars in that position.

  3. sahr muhammad jimmy

    June 26, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    wenger always point at players but he will never sign them. he point at players for other teams to buy.

  4. wilson

    June 27, 2014 at 4:36 am

    wenger should get serious and buy players ,all good players are moving to other clubs and you are after collecting rejects at the end,you deserve to be sacked .

  5. abed karagounis

    June 27, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    this wenga is wasting tym n he is always targeting players n does not sign

  6. Denis Tukei

    June 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    seriously tru spots 4 oda tims 2 tek,wenga get serious we nid like 5 players dis sison.

  7. musibau

    June 27, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    arsene wenger is not a responsible somebody he just like to decieving people, since when he was talking about players he never see a good player till now, useless man.

  8. Joshua mordecai

    June 27, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Wengetr pls i take God beg u get us som new gud guys nw, y u dey waste tym abi u don dey craze 4 ur head ney?