Arsenal wants Swiss midfielder with just 12 months left on his current deal

Arsenal has been linked with a move for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria.

The Swiss midfielder has just 12 months left on his current deal and he isn’t keen to sign an extension at his present club.

The Gunners have been his long-term admirers and wanted to sign him in 2020.

However, he suffered a long-term injury that kept him out of action for 8 months.

He returned to fitness and kept impressing for club and country and he could now be on the move.

Tag24 reports that the Gunners are one of several clubs that have a strong interest in his signature.

Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund also want to sign him.

The Gunners need midfield reinforcements and have been linked with transfers for the likes of Manuel Locatelli and Houssem Aouar this summer.

Zakaria will represent an easier target to sign considering that he has just a year on his current deal.

The report says Gladbach would prefer to keep him and offer him a new contract, but he has rejected their offers to stay for an extended term so far.

Mikel Arteta’s transfer budget remains unclear, but the Spaniard would add quality to his midfield if he gets Zakaria.

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8 Comments

  1. Tom k says:

    Good player

    1. nabaya says:

      I prefer lokonga

      1. Grandad says:

        Sakaria is a DM who can also play CB, whereas Lokonga is central midfielder who can also be used as a box to box operator.

  2. Grandad says:

    A top class DM which Arsenal has lacked for too long.

  3. Siamois says:

    Let’s be honest if as the reports suggest City Bayern Dortmund..are really in for him what are our chances to get him?and before anyone says “playing time” both German clubs would give it to him!

  4. gunnerforlife says:

    I agree. If top Clubs are after him, do we have a realistic chance of signing him. Otherwise he is a very good player, a proper midfielder, playing a crucial role both for club and country.

    1. Siamois says:

      👍

  5. VasC says:

    Is it worth investing in a player with a checkered past when it comes to injury? He missed 8 months to a knee injury between the last two seasons. He missed games regularly in 16/17 while he was still playing in his home country. Do Arsenal have enough cover in his position? Even Partey is yet to feature regularly here at Arsenal, after his arrival nursing an injury.

    The club rumoured to be interested in him are just trying to strengthen their squad, unlike us trying to strengthen our starting eleven. I’ll be keenly looking at the player’s injury record, if he is to be included in the starting eleven.

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