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Latest on Arsenal transfer interest in Dortmund star

Arsenal continue to look at Gundogan! by Ash

As we enter November it means that the transfer window is still a fair while away, just under two months in fact, but that doesn’t mean that Arsenal won’t be linked with players. Benzema aside, who is being consistently linked with the Gunners, today’s link is also quite persistent. Ilkay Gundogan, the Borussia Dortmund and Germany international midfielder, is supposedly being lined up by Arsene Wenger with a look to snap him up in either January or the coming summer.

Arsenal transfer pursuit of Gundogan under threat from Barcelona

According to the English media, Arsenal and Manchester United have both been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Borrusia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan, as Spanish giants Barcelona have entered the race to sign the midfielder, viewing him as a long-term replacement for club legend Xavi Hernandez, says the Express.

Xavi, now 33, is clearly in the twilight years of his career and does not seem to have many years left in him. The Catalan side have been scouting possible replacements for the club legend for quite some time now and seem to have settled for the German international. Gundogan has strikingly similar ball-playing attributes as that of Xavi and might well be penned down as the ideal replacement.

Could these be the next 2 German internationals at Arsenal?

For the last few years, there has been a lot of talk in the football world about Germany, and the Arsenal manager certainly seems to have taken it on board. Arsene Wenger has just made Mesut Ozil the third German international player at the club, alongside Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, and there could soon be more on the way.

Arsenal already have the young German starlets, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Eisfeld, Gedion Zelalem and Leander Siemann, but according to a report in The Mirror, Wenger is not prepared to wait for them to mature, but is planning a double raid on the Bundesliga, possibly in January. The two players in question are 22-year old Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund and 24-year old Lars Bender from Bayer Leverkusen.

Arsenal Debate – Gundogan is our best midfield option?

Ilkay Gundogan – The Perfect Fit? by Ash

Current reports in the media have suggested Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan is one of the many midfield options Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is keeping his eye on this summer, as he looks to reinforce some strength and quality into the Gunners midfield.

In recent weeks Arsenal have been linked with several midfield players, some of high quality, including Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas, Everton’s Maroune Fellaini and now Dortmund’s Gundogan, whilst we’ve also been linked with the likes of Lyon’s Clement Grenier and Wigan’s James McCarthy.