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Arsenal prepare summer swoop for German star

Posted on April 07, 2017 by Milos Markovic

North London club has seen a fair share of German players arrive at the Emirates in recent years and, if the reports from reputable news outlet Bild are to be believed, the German contingent at Arsenal is set to be enlarged during summer.

Arsenal appear to be plotting a summer move for Schalke star Leon Goretzka, who is stalling on signing a new deal with the Bundesliga outfit and is believed to be in for a change of scenery at the end of the running campaign.

Despite his unresolved position at Arsenal helm, Arsene Wenger is pushing forward with his transfer plans for the next season as laying foundations for the future is what Frenchman considers the only way to run a football club.

The current season has brought familiar problems to the forefront at Arsenal and Wenger plans to revamp his squad for next season in order to make another push towards glory.

Central midfield has been a problematic position for the Gunners this term with Santi Cazorla missing out for the good part of the campaign and Aaron Ramsey struggling with his recurring injury problems.

Mohamed Elneny has also failed to keep hold of the first-team place, whereas Granit Xhaka has displayed some rather worrying signs with lack of self-control and discipline.

Arsene Wenger is therefore determined to add some fresh blood to the midfield and Leon Goretzka appear to be one of his top transfer targets.

The 21-year-old’s delicate contract situation could prompt a summer sale as Schalke are not willing to risk losing the talented player for free in 2018 and Arsenal believe that a £21 million fee would be enough to secure Goretzka’s signature.

Goretzka has emerged as one of the best central midfielders in Bundesliga this season and has already been capped by the German national team.

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