If the Arsenal transfer rumours are right then the Bayern Munich and Germany international star Mario Gotze could soon be joining Granit Xhaka in boosting the midfield options of the Gunners, despite some reports in the football media suggesting that Gotze might be rejoining his former manager Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
The Sun is reporting that Arsenal are now in pole position to sign the talented young German and with his current club apparently set to leave him out of their Champions League squad for next season he certainly seems to be available and for not all that much money either.
However, some Arsenal fans will not be too pleased with this transfer news as the 24-year old has not had a good season with Bayern and has so far failed to make any impact at Euro 2016. He has been used as a false 9 by the German national coach and if Wenger is thinking about using him in the same way after failing to land Jamie Vardy I would not be too happy or optimistic myself.
However, we should also remember that Gotze’s season was seriously disrupted by injury problems and his form is almost certainly being harmed by the lack of confidence that his club situation is creating. And at 24-years of age do we really think that this player who scored a fantastic winner in the World Cup final just two years ago after a very good tournament and who was one of the most sought after on the transfer market as he prepared to leave Borussia Dortmund is all washed up?
Right now Gotze’s star is on the wane but I reckon he could soon be kicking ass again at Arsenal and for the price it is definitely a risk worth taking don’t you think?