Allianz Arena forward set for Emirates Stadium switch?
Arsenal are set for talks with representatives of Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic according to the Metro.
The 27 year old Croatian could be set to leave the Allianz Arena knowing that incoming addition Robert Lewandowsi will see him first team opportunities limited.
Mandzukic has been a big hit since moving to Bayern Munich though it appears Pep Guardiola believes the Borussia Dortmund goal machine would be a better fit for the Bavarian club.
The powerful forward netted 22 goals in his debut season at Bayern Munich, helping Jupp Heyneckes side to a famous treble, and has further upped his game this term, scoring 23 goals in 36 appearances.
One can well see why Arsene Wenger would be keen on Mandzukic as he looks to bring in striking additions to support overworked Frenchman Olivier Giroud.
With both Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott missing massive chunks of the current campaign Wenger has been left short of quality up front at times and Mandzukic is arguably a more reliable option than any of those that the Gunners boss can call upon currently.
This source believes Mandzukic would cost around £10m though that valuation doesn’t seem anywhere near the player’s real value, especially in today’s over inflated transfer market.
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