Arsene Wenger earned the unwanted tag of being the only Manager in the top five leagues in Europe not to sign an outfield player last summer, a fact that the Frenchman will be wanting to change this summer. Although the Gunners signed Granit Xhaka earlier in the transfer window, the manager is still on the lookout for players who can add quality to his squad and help them win that much awaited Premier League title next season. One player who has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium is the German World Cup winner Mario Gotze, who has struggled to find any sort of consistency at Bayern Munich.
It’s clear the 23-year-old hasn’t quite lived up to the expectation since arriving at Bayern from Borussia Dortmund but there will be plenty of teams ready to give the German international a fresh start. Though the German has been in top form off late, he is still a top class attacking midfielder and who on his day is capable of destroying any defense line in the world. According to reports, Arsenal want to secure the signing of the attacker in a deal worth 34 million Euros this summer after being forced to move on from their initial target Mkhitaryan. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to be reunited with former Dortmund man at Anfield, but it appears the Gunners have jumped above them in the que.
Capable of playing anywhere in the attacking third, the gifted midfielder will be a terrific addition to the Arsenal Squad. If he does join the North London team this summer then he is likely to play on the left side of the attacking trio, which will give Sanchez the opportunity to shift back to his preferred right wing position. If Wenger can get to play Gotze, Ozil and Sanchez behind a top quality striker then you can expect Arsenal to rack up the goals count pretty fast next season. Every single player in that trio is capable of slicing through defenses at will and together they could make Arsenal a potent attacking unit again.
Last season there were many instances when Arsenal looked devoid of any creative ideas whenever Ozil was having an off day or was absent. Therefore the signing of the German playmaker becomes even more important, as he is very much capable of taking over the mantle of the playmaker, reducing the burden on the shoulders of Ozil. With Gotze on the left, Ozil can afford to concentrate on his number 10 role, from where he has been lethal whenever given the opportunity. The German has already proven his worth on the international stage, most memorably scoring the goal that won Germany the World Cup in 2014. A reunion with his former boss Klopp might be tempting, but the Gunners can offer Champions League football, which Liverpool cant.