Mario Gotze: I was never going to leave Bayern Munich for Arsenal

Mario Gotze has revealed that he never had any intentions of leaving Bayern Munich this summer, and insists that he is happy to remain at the Alianz Arena, according to the Daily Star.

The 23-year-old had been linked with an exit from the Bundesliga champions recently, with a number of top European clubs said to be keen on snapping him up, including Arsenal (via Star).

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed that he is a big admirer of the World Cup winner, and hinted that he would be interested in adding him to his already talented squad should the opportunity arise (via Star).

However, any hopes of a deal have now been dashed, as the former Borussia Dortmund man has insisted that he is happy to remain where he is and has no intentions of leaving.

“I made my own mistakes but I’ve also had to withstand a lot of things that have been twisted,”he told Suddeutsche Zeitung.

“The last two years were certainly like a ripening process for me.

“I feel very happy here, I am glad to be a Bayern player. I would love to be the face of Bayern.

“I’ve played a big role (for the club) in the first two years and I want to play an even greater part.

“I never dealt with a transfer, it’s quite possible that other clubs had interest but I had no interest in leaving Bayern.”

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