Will Bayer’s transfer U-turn see Arsenal sign Bender?

While some clubs with top quality defensive midfielders might be dreading the January transfer window, with Arsenal badly in need of cover for Francis Coquelin and Arsene Wenger sitting on a massive pile of cash for new signings, others may be rubbing their hands at the prospect of making some money off us.

One club that was previously in the former category is the Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen, as they has previously issued hands off warnings about their Germany international star Lars Bender. THey have him tied into a contract until 2019 so are under no real pressure to sell either.

Arsenal to use Podolski to seal Bundesliga star´s transfer?

I must admit to being one of the many Arsenal fans who thought Arsene Wenger was being stubborn and missing a trick in not playing our German international striker Lukas Podolski more this season. But his awful performances and subsequent lack of game time since moving to Inter Milan on loan has perhaps proved the Frenchman right.

Podolski could still be very useful for Arsenal though, as a Metro report explains. The World Cup winner will still have a year left on his contract this summer and it is unlikely that Inter will want him, but he is still highly regarded in Germany.

Lars Bender should only be a backup target for Arsenal

According to the German media, Arsenal have had their opening bid of 23 million euros for German International Lars Bender rejected by his club Bayer Leverkusen. Honestly, I don’t think there is any truth in Arsenal bidding that amount for the player, however I feel that there definitely is interest in him from Arsenal and so its worthy thinking about if we actually need him.

Quite simply, I think the answer to that question is YES! Lars Bender and not his brother Sven Bender who plays for Borussia Dortmund, has been an ever present figure for his team and has attracted interest from across the top European clubs, ever since becoming one of Leverkusen’s most important players.

Milan, Napoli Or Leverkusen. Who Is The Best Opponent?

Tough times arising for Arsenal as the teams who were ranked second in the Champions League group stage are no easy tasks, although there are a few weaker than the rest.

Wenger will need all the luck he can get before the knockout stage draw because Arsenal could encounter a really tough opponent if they’re unlucky enough.

By Far the toughest opponent Arsenal could face is AC Milan. The Italian side managed to qualify second after Spanish giants Barcelona, but proved to be a fierce opponent even against the team who is supposed to be the best in the world.