Emirates Stadium boss keen on Allianz Arena wide-man.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly monitoring Dutch international Arjen Robben’s situation at Bayern Munich as the former Real Madrid man is apparently strongly linked with an Allianz Arena exit.
The 27 year old former Real Madrid man has struggled for a run of games in the Bayern Munich side this season as a succession of injuries and average form have left many believing that boss Jupp Heynckes has lost patience with Robben and is looking to replace the former Chelsea man.
Currently Bayern Munich are opting to play Thomas Muller in a right wing role, where the German international has excelled and Heynckes is said to be a closing in on a replacement to further strengthen his attacking third.
Wenger is keen to bring in further attacking options as he looks to help his North London side end their silverware drought and believes the signing of a high profile player like Arjen Robben could help convince his countryman Robin Van Persie to sign a new deal to stick with the Gunners.
There may be further need to bring in a wide attacker like Robben as Andrei Arshavin has failed to find a way out of his slump and Gervinho often flatters to deceive, wasting a host of chances. Even Theo Walcott, who started the season so brightly, has hit a patch of average form. Indeed the England international winger is also yet to put pen to paper on a new deal and has less than 18 months to run on his current contract.
Arjen Robben had an astounding first season at Bayern Munich, helping to erase the relative nightmare of two up and down years at the Bernabeu, notching up 23 goals as his Bavarian club did the domestic double and made it to the Champions League final.
However his second season at the club was marred by injury and thus far this season has failed to get a good run of form and fitness, leading his future at the Bundesliga giants in jeopardy.
Bayern Munich forked out around £22m to bring Robben in from Real Madrid and it would take a similar fee to help bring the player back to London, where he had three successful years at Chelsea.