Arsenal, along with just about every other big club around Europe, have been linked with a move for the Borussia Dortmund and Germany international star Mats Hummels. But despite many Arsenal transfer rumours and the fact that his current club have had a nightmare season in the German Bundesliga while the player’s contract was running down, Hummels wanted to remain with his current club.
According to an ESPN report it is not Hummels that Arsenal are planning a summer transfer swoop for though, it is his central defensive colleague Neven Subotic.
The 26-year old has been at Dortmund since 2008 and has completed more than 200 games for the club, helping them to back to back league titles, a German cup and two German super cups. The Serbian will have just a year left on his current contract when this season ends and Wenger could see the 6ft 3in defender as a long term replacement for the under fire Per Mertesacker. The recent improvement with January signing Gabriel in the Arsenal side cannot have escaped the manager’s notice.
But there are issues, as Subotic has missed a fair amount of this season and the last with knee problems. We would certainly not be the only club looking at him either, with the report claiming that the likes of Roma and Juventus, Chelsea and Man United have been tracking him.
Is this the right move for Arsenal?