Gunners target two more of Germany’s finest.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is already planning to add to the club’s German contingent by targeting a double swoop for international pair Lars Bender and Ilkay Gundogan in the January transfer window, the Mirror reports.
The manager is still in the market for a midfield anchorman, having missed the opportunity to add one over the summer and is reported to be keeping tabs on Bayer Levekusen’s Bender and Borussia Dortmund’s Gundogan.
Wenger added Mesut Ozil to his ranks on transfer deadline day in a £42 million deal from Spanish giants Real Madrid, and is now looking towards the German market for further additions.
The 24-year-old playmaker will link up with his countrymen Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker, Serge Gnabry, Gedion Zelalem and Thomas Eisfeld among the German contingent at the Emirates.
The Gunners will also keep tabs on Schalke starlet Julian Draxler and Gundogan’s colleague at Dortmund Marco Reus, though they will no longer remain a priority now that Ozil has signed on. Arsenal were heavily liked with a move for Draxler earlier in the transfer window but failed to make a concrete offer.
Ozil starred in Germany’s 3-0 victory over Austria on Friday night.