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Is this £32 million Spanish star exactly what Arsenal need?

We all know that what Arsenal needs the most this summer is a World Class striker, but just as important right now is a tough tackling defensive midfielder to take some pressure of the ageing Mikel Arteta.

Well according to a report in this mornings Daily Telegraph, the Gunners have contacted Bayern Munich regarding a possible bid for Javier Martinez, who seems to have fallen out of favour since the arrival of Pep Guardiola at the Allianz Arena.

Arsenal to move for Bayern’s Martinez instead of Bender?

We do not really know whether Arsene Wenger has got the same ideas as most of the Arsenal fans, but the general feeling is that the Frenchman is finally going to do what we have been crying out for him to do for some years, and sign a proper defensive midfielder.

If so, Wenger will have a list of transfer targets to fill that role that and give the team the strength that we had with Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva. The player thought to be at the top of the list was Lars Bender, and we learned yesterday that his name would have to be crossed off the list, as he pledged to stay with Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern boss worried after Arsenal’s early Emirates showing

Guardiola warns Bayern of Arsenal test by Ash

Whilst the Bayern Munich team had been warned of Arsenal’s potential before they had to travel to London, it seems as if they had no trouble beating the Gunners with the game going from bad to worse. A 2-0 defeat last month saw Arsenal’s hopes effectively slashed for progression to the next round with the bookies making Arsenal 8/1 outsiders (Check here before choosing an online gambling site). However some optimistic viewpoints will suggest to you that the Gunners are still in a good position to go through.

How can Arsenal cope with brilliant Bayern?

No one at Arsenal was under any illusion that pulling off a repeat of last season’s Champions League win in Munich would be easy. In fact it would be close to a miracle, even though the Gunners did it before. We have to realise that Bayern took their eye off the ball a bit last time and we took advantage well.

Another blistering performance from the Germans at the weekend, in which they beat a pretty good Wolfsburg 6-1 away from home, shows that Pep Guardiola has made Bayern even stronger. They also seem relentless in their quest to be the first team to defend the European cup in it’s new format.

Arsenal must take a tip from Barcelona says Wilshere

Arsenal have often been compared to Barcelona, although many of the Gunners’ fans are not too keen on the comparison. There are some similarities, that is for sure, but there are plenty of differences as well. But the Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere would like us to take at least one more leaf out of their book.

Detailed infographic report of Arsenal loss to Bayern

Arsenal 0 v 2 Bayern Munich by allArsenal.com

The Gunners were understandably overrun in the possession stats, reduced to 10 men in contentious circumstances after 37 minutes, and unfortunately failing to score after an exciting start to the game.

Arsene Wenger made a shock decision to include youngster Yaya Sanogo, a former Ligue 2 free transfer who made a case for his inclusion with a promising display against Liverpool. The home side started strongly, piling on the pressure and were awarded a penalty after some fantastic work from Wilshere and Ozil.

Guardiola shows great respect to Arsenal and Wenger

Guardiola recognises Arsenal’s threat! by Ash

Arsenal will tomorrow face probably the toughest opponents that we have come face to face with all season. The champions of Germany and the Champions of Europe, Bayern Munich, will be visiting the Emirates for a crunch Champions League clash for the first leg between the two.

Arsenal will no doubt be nervous, but we have improved since last year and I’m sure we can put up even more of a fight. Whilst rather surprisingly, it seems that our opponents too are slightly worried about this game. Thomas Muller has previously stated that Arsenal will not be easy, whilst today manager Pep Guardiola has stated that there is a lot of respect for this current Arsenal side.

Mandzukic available? Arsenal MUST make this transfer happen!

As Arsenal fans wait with baited breath, bitten fingernails and an icreasingly crazed look on their faces, Arsene Wenger has recognised the need to add a quality striker to the Arsenal ranks while bemoaning the fact that there simply aren’t any of the sort of players we need available.

The Frenchman has a really good point and I am not one of the people who think that the Gunners should act rashly and sign anyone who is available, because they would just end up warming the bench, but if the reports from Germany suggesting that the Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic could be available are true, then Wenger could just have been handed an amazing opportunity.

Is Arsenal wanting Wenger to renew contract the best move for the future?

Wenger enters contract talks! by AH

Constant reports over the last few weeks have pointed out that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is being lined up by mega rich Paris Saint-Germain as their main managerial target for next season. Having secured Laurent Blanc as the new French Champions’ manager, we know we are safe in keeping Wenger for this upcoming season at least but with just 12 months remaining on his Arsenal contract we cannot be certain about his future any further.

Arsenal to sign Bayern left back as a defensive midfielder?

The Arsenal fans are quite used to seeing Arsene Wenger mess about with players and their positions, sometimes with great success, so maybe we shouldn’t be too surprised to heat that the French manager is considering signing a left back as the Gunners’ new defensive midfielder.

David Alaba is the Austrian international who is currently riding high after winning the Champions League, Bundesliga title and the German version of the FA cup with Bayern Munich. So you would think the chances of getting the 20-year old to leave his current club were zero to very small. According to the Daily Star, however, that is just what Wenger is thinking of doing.

Arsenal to face fight to keep Koscielny from Bayern?

One of the best things about this summer transfer window for Arsenal fans, or so we thought, was that for the first time in quite a few seasons, Arsene Wenger would not be forced into selling any of his big players. It has given us fans a great feeling of positivity for a change, especially after the fantastic way the Gunners finished off the Premier League season.

What can Arsenal and Wenger take from German football?

It may be scant consolation, but Arsenal were knocked out of this year’s Champions League by the eventual winners. In fact, after a great performance at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Arsenal only lost to Bayern Munich on away goals. Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players have cited that away game as the catalyst for the fantastic end of season run which saw us prove everybody wrong and finish above Tottenham again.

The football media has gone mad for German football, though, and maybe Wenger should take more than confidence and inspiration from Bayern Munich. Perhaps the Frenchman should be looking at just why Bayern and Borussia Dortmund have done so well this season and try to incorporate some aspects of German football into his Arsenal team.