Sensational news from the German media today indicates that Bayern Munich and Germany international attacking midfielder Mario Gotze is on his way to Arsenal this summer. According to the reports, Bayern Munich have told Mario Gotze he can look for a new club where he will play his football next season as they no longer require his services. According to the report by El Mundo Deportivo, Bayern Munich intend to show Gotze they mean business in their attempt to get him off their books by not registering him for the Champions League.
Despite not getting much playing time last season under now department Pep Guardiola, Gotze had initially insisted he will stay at Bayern Munich and fight for his place in Carlo Ancelotti’s team next season but according to reports, key figures at Bayern Munich have told him it is time he leaves the club. Gotze has been linked with a move to not just Arsenal but as well as Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and his former club Borussia Dortmund.
This new report if true, tallies with what we reported yesterday. News reports from Germany yesterday, as reported by us here, indicates that Arsenal have had a bid accepted for the services of Mario Gotze by Bayern Munich and that the Bavarians have given Arsenal the go ahead to discuss personal terms with the player.
If Gotze signs for Arsenal, which is looking increasingly likely, Gotze will be expected to take Theo Walcott’s place in Arsenal’s first team next season. His versatile will also mean he could be an option in the striking role or as a 10 when Ozil is in need of rest, injured, suspended or out of form.