Arsenal were one of four clubs who enquired about the availability of Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, reports Sport Bild. The German international struggled for form under manager Carlo Ancelotti last season, scoring just five goals in the Bundesliga, leading to suitors trying their hand at procuring his signature.
In addition to Arsenal being keen on Muller, Chelsea, Liverpool and Serie A giants Juventus have also been linked and are believed to have made an enquiry, which was rebuffed by the player who is keen to stay at the Allianz Arena.
Muller reportedly didn’t want to uproot his family and is therefore likely to remain in Munich for some time. The 27-year-old has scored 161 goals in 399 games for the German giants, and has one assist in two appearances this season.
Arsenal’s interest in the World Cup winner may have come from a fear of losing Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City this summer.
The Gunners looked set to part company with the Chilean and were linked with a number of replacements, but their failure to land Muller, Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, as well as ignoring Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez meant they had no plan for like without Alexis.
With the transfer window shut until January, Arsene Wenger’s side have their Premier League campaign to worry about. Arsenal are 1/3 to win against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.