Over the years there have been thousands of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with Mario Gotze, and right now would be the perfect time for Arsene wenger tomake his move as it seems that his relationship with Bayern Munich is at an all-time low.
Gotze was considered a prodigy at Dortmund before being snapped by Bayern Munich, but has never been able to force himself into the first team since Pep Guardiola arrived at the club, and he only played 9 full games in the whole of this season. His contract is up for renewal, but it is being reported that after a long conversation with the new manager Carlo Ancelotti, Gotze has been told that he is surplus to requirements.
There is little wonder that the youngster has had trouble getting game time at the Allianz Arena, with Bayern having stars like Douglas Costa, Thomas Muller, Frank Ribery, Arjen Robben and Kingsley Coman all vying for a starting spot, and Muller himself admitted that his team-mate was unhappy at the club. He said in March: “I speak with Mario and think he is not 100 per cent satisfied with his situation at Bayern.”
“But I am not Mario’s agent, so I am not going to speak about his future.”
Bayern paid Dortmund a massive 31.5m Euros when he arrived, but surely with just one-year left on his contract and hardly any playing time under his belt he will be available much cheaper this time. Especially the closer it gets to deadline day and Munich knowing that they would have topay his wages foranother year and then see him leave for nothing….
Should Wenger make him a top target?