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Arsenal are desperate to sign Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka, according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli via Daily Star.
It’s a known fact that Arsenal are keeping tabs on Goretzka’s development, after scouts watched him in action last season but whether we are interested in signing him this summer or not is still up for debate.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with the talented playmaker all summer but there has been no concrete offer yet. However Giulianelli is one of those adamant that Arsenal are preparing a move for the 22 year old midfielder.
Giulianelli says Goretzka is Wenger’s top target and not Rafinha who has reportedly been offered to Arsenal. He told Tribal Football that Rafinha is only an alternative target to Goretzka and Arsenal will only consider a move for the Barcelona man who they are unconvinced about, if they can’t sign the German.
The Italian also added that Schalke are fighting hard to keep Goretzka but Wenger has serious interest in the young man.
“Disregard the Rafinha rumours, Arsenal fans. I can confirm that Leon Goretzka is the real target.
“The Schalke 04 player is of great interest for Arsene Wenger, but at the present moment the German club don’t want him to leave.
“Rafinha, of Barcelona, is only a second choice and Arsenal management are not so convinced about this option.”
Arsenal have already signed Sead Kolasinac from Schalke this summer and it wouldn’t be able bad idea if the club make a move for Goretzka caught the attention of club scouts when they were carrying out check on our new defender.
Other reports claim the boss could also use the help of former teammate Kolasinac to lure the German to the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger is preparing to axe Jack Wilshere and Goretzka would be a perfect replacement. However, we will have to fight off competition from Bayern Munich who hold a strong interest in him as well.
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