Dortmund Sets Sight On Arsenal Youngster

The problem with losing a key player is that they will need to be replaced such is the unfortunate scenario Dortmund have found themselves with the certain exit of star striker Robert Lewandowski. The Polish star is set to leave Dortmund for bitter domestic rival Bayern Munich at the end of the season and to this end, Klopp is already scouting for replacement.

According to German newspaper Bild, the Bundesliga outfit seems to have pencilled down Arsenal’s young midfield dynamo Serge Gnabry as a potential target. Hoffenheim’s Kevin Volland (21) is thought to be prime candidate to replace the Polish striker, but Bild says Dortmund are interested in Arsenal’s German youngster Gnabry. Though the eighteen-year-old is not a striker and plays mainly on the wings, and therefore won’t be a direct like-for-like replacement for Lewandowski, but Klopp says that Dortmund are “considering different players and different systems.”

Interesting development. It is good to know that Dortmund are interested in Gnabry, it means the youngster is really good and not just been hyped by the English press. If there is one manager in Europe that knows quality talent when he sees one, it is Jurgen Klopp but what are his chances of prising Gnabry away from Arsenal? It is extremely slim! Wenger won’t want to sign one of the club’s brightest youngster not in the winter window in the wake of Walcott’s injury or in the summer when more will be expected of him next season.

On the other hand, Gnabry has no reason to want to leave. Will he get more first team berths at Signal Iduna Park than he is getting at Arsenal? I doubt it. Finally, the player has a long term contract I am sure Arsenal will be looking to extend as his current deal runs out in 2018 so there is no pressure on Arsenal to cash in on him.