Arsenal’s pursuit for Freiburg’s Matthias Ginter looks to be over after the player himself has stated his desire to play for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund rather than any other club.
“It would be nice if we could resolve this issue now. I would like that to happen before our first World Cup game. If I am going to move, then it will only be to Dortmund. I was always a Dortmund fan and the environment and fans there are great. It’s therefore not difficult for me to say I want to play for Dortmund.”
Ginter, a German international, will line up for his country for the first World Cup game on Monday, with discussions still on going. It’s bad news for Arsenal as manager Arsene Wenger was keen on signing the youngster.
The Gunners were linked with his services last summer and during the 2013/14 campaign, but failed to make any deal materalise from the initial interest.
With Ginter’s admission that he would prefer to play for Dortmund, Arsenal will now shift their interest onto some other players this summer. The youngster has enjoyed a good campaign in Germany, making 34 appearances, boasting 54 tackles and 65 interceptions.