We may all expect to see Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez move away from Arsenal for free next summer, but as Arsene Wenger said last summer, we will be seeing more and more players running down their contracts in the future so they can get much higher wages when they actually move clubs.
One of the biggest names that will be on the market in June is the versatile German midfielder Leon Goretzka, who is currently at Schalke in the Bundesliga. According to the latest rumours the 22 year-old will be in much demand from some of the biggest clubs in Europe but the Gunners are all prepared to go all out for him, with talks to begin in January when he can legally talk to clubs outside of Germany.
Arsenal sent scouts to watch Goretzka at the Confederations Cup last summer, where he helped Germany to a winners trophy and amazingly he has scored 6 goals from midfield in his 12 appearances for his country. One of the main reasons why Arsenal are expected to win the battle for his signature (other than the wages on offer) is that Goretzka would be reunited with Saed Kolasinac, who was playing alongside him at Schalke before the Bosnian international moved to Arsenal on a free last summer, and the fact that his international team-mate Shkrodan Mustafi is also in the starting line-up for the Gunners. Kolasinac recently posted a pic on instagram of him and Goretzka together, which will definitely have hinted that their freindship was a close one.
Arssene Wenger may redeem himself for letting Ozil and Alexis move for free if he can secure another couple of top stars from Bosman transfers himself, like he did with Kolasinac last summer.
Personally I think he would be an excellent addition to the Arsenal squad.
What do you think?