Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is ready to take the total number of German Gunners from one to three while attempting to boost the club’s skill level with two Bundesliga stars.
According to today’s German newspapers the Frenchman is ready to pay as much as £55 million for the services of Koln’s striker Lukas Podolski and Dortmund’s midfielder Mario Gotze.
Dortmund are ready to let Gotze go as they managed to secure the signing of Marc Reus, another Arsenal target, who’s still playing for Monchengladbach but will be available starting with the first day of the summer transfer window. Reus’ move will make room for Gotze’s departure as the German wonderkid was kept at the club this season despite the huge interest from abroad because Dortmund wanted to make use of his incredible skills in the Champions League.
Wenger’s plan seems to be working out, as the Frenchman is well known for listening to what players have to say. So if anybody is wondering why Arsenal transferred Eisfeld, the reason is that Gotze previously stated that he doesn’t want to leave all of his friends behind in Germany and move, so perhaps Wenger had exactly that in mind when he decided to bring the 19-year-old to the club in January despite his lack of appearances for Dortmund’s senior squad.