There is going to be a ton of transfer rumours this summer linking players with a move to Arsenal and it is not going to be easy to sort the credible from the rubbish and that is why the smallest of clues can help us determined what is real and what is not real.
Borussia Dortmund ace Mario Gotze, who has just a year left on his contract, has been linked with a move to the Emirates, which we covered here, and while there has been no official confirmation that we are interested in the world cup winner the latest comments from Dortmund’s chief executive, Hans-Joachim Watzke does lend credibility to the original speculation.
Discussing the rumours with reporters Watzke said
“I know no reason why he should go,”
He further added that Gotze had “not requested a transfer.”
What I found interesting was there was no outright denial, just questioning why the player would want to leave and reiterating that he has not requested a transfer.
That leads me to believe that Dortmund are fully aware of the interest in their playmaker.
The 27-year-old has also not signed a contract extension and that is the more telling indication of his intentions and let’s be honest, why ask for a transfer request with just a year left on your contract when it is fairly obvious you want to leave, otherwise an agreement would have already been concluded.
No one will know for sure until such a time that a representative from the player or club comes out and either confirms or denies that the player is leaving but common sense tells you that Gotze is very likely to leave Dortmund this summer and the links to Arsenal, in my opinion, are very real.