Arsenal are set to be handed a major blow in their pursuit of Schalke’s Leon Goretzka. With Arsene Wenger looking to add more options to his squad, the news will come as a huge disappointment to the manager and the club.
Arsenal were able to get their Premier League campaign back on track at the weekend as they brushed Tottenham aside in impressive fashion. Their 2-0 win actually flattered Spurs, with the visitors offering very little on the day as they were dominated by their opponents.
The victory means that Arsenal have moved onto 22 points, level with Liverpool and just a single point behind Tottenham in fourth-place. After all of the pressure and criticism that had been heaped on Wenger and his players, their win over their biggest rivals will have been sweet indeed.
The game was particularly notable for the performances of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, with the two starring throughout the encounter. However, this has not stopped rumours about the two circulating, with their futures well and truly up in the air.
Arsene Wenger seems to have been very proactive recently, as reports that he is looking for replacement have become stronger. However, according to The Sun, SportBild have reported that the club are set to receive a major blow in their pursuit of Schalke star Leon Goretzka.
The German star is reportedly keen on a move to play with Barcelona instead of a switch to the Emirates Stadium. While this may yet prove to be just noise, it seems as though, for now, Wenger will need to look elsewhere to replace Mesut Ozil.