Arsene Wenger looks to bring playmaker to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal could turn their attention to Bastian Schweinsteiger in January as the club have been warned off another German target.
With Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp insisting that their 19-year-old playmaker Mario Gotze will not be moving to Arsenal this January, Arsene Wenger has drawn up an approach for another German midfielder as he looks to bolster his options and is encouraged by Bastian Schweinsteiger who can operate just behind the striker which is what Wenger is thought to be in the market for this winter.
Bayern will be unwilling to sell one of their prized possessions however manager Jupp Heynckes has put a value of around £25 million for the player and if a bid were to be accepted, its thought that Schweinsteiger would take the interest in him seriously.
This would be quite a statement of intent but is there a chance that such a deal could be struck? Bastian Schweinsteiger is a hugely important player at the Allianz Arena, the club’s vice-captain is in his ninth season as a regular with the Bavarian side.
The 27 year old has notched up over 350 appearances for Bayern Munich and won an assortment of honours, including five Bundesliga titles and five DFB Pokal successes, so would he really want to move to the North London club? Given that Arsenal are experiencing something of a slump in recent seasons and with a number of the club’s top performers fleeing, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy over the summer, and a number of others heavily linked with exits, Theo Walcott, Robin Van Persie and Andrei Arshavin, would the German playmaker really consider such a move in January.
Though Bayern Munich lost the title to Borussia Dortmund last term, boss Jupp Heynckes has spent well over the summer, bringing in the likes of Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Rafinha and Nils Petersen and now Die Roten lead the Bundesliga.
Arsenal are definitely in the market for added creativity and have earmarked moves for youngster Mario Goetze and Eden Hazard but a move for a more experienced performer may provide a quicker fix, but clearly such a deal would be a long shot.