Wenger Looks To Solve Midfield Problems With Swoop For German Ace

By on January 3, 2015

According to reports, Arsenal are showing a keen interest in signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan but will face stiff competition for his signature.

Gundogan has only recently returned to full fitness after missing several months with a troublesome back injury but it seems his future at the Wesfalonstadion is under serious doubt.

The 24-year-old’s current contract expires in 2016 and the Express claims that the German international has made it clear he won’t be signing an extension.

Dortmund have endured a terrible first half to the season that’s left them sitting in the bottom three of the Bundesliga table, and it looks as though Gundogan is ready for a new challenge.

The newspaper suggests that Arsenal are keen on giving him that opportunity in England but will face competition from the likes of Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Dortmund don’t want to lose him but are ready to listen to offers as they want to avoid another situation similar to that of Robert Lewandowski, which saw the player walk away for nothing when his contract expired.

Gundogan has previously confirmed that he’d be interested in trying his luck in either Spain or the Premier League:

“Playing outside Germany is one of my big goals.

“If one day I leave here, I’d like to play in Spain or for one of the big teams in England.”

An athletic holding midfielder should be a priority for Arsene Wenger this month and I think we should do everything we can to land Gundogan if he really is available.

As long as he’s over his back trouble, he would be an excellent signing and would be the ideal long-term replacement for Mikel Arteta in the middle of the park.

The Express don’t cite what kind of fee Dortmund would demand but I expect it would be at least £20m, especially with the number of clubs who are interested, but we have the funds so let’s hope Arsene is prepared to push the boat out to try and land him.


  1. Agina Anthony

    January 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    My comment about Wenger failure to sign Vemerlin’s replacement & an experience natural defensive midfielder, will see arsenal not qualify 4 top four this season is already happening, so if Wenger likes, let him do the deals & do it fast, bicos if arsenal should lose their next two premier league matches against Stoke & Man-city, it will mark the end of arsenal hope 4 top four. Gunners 4ever.

  2. aung kyi tum

    January 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    i really dont know technical abt foot ball.iknow i could not sleep when every time gunner were beaten.that is true for years.

  3. joe

    January 4, 2015 at 11:37 am

    wenger z very gud in dream buyng of players. why can’t buy he just buy live insteady of always giving a long list of players he can’t buy? perhaps he z suffering 4rm spending illnes. I wonder how he spend in his house. plz le prof! I use 2 suffer losses.

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