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Arsenal Transfer News: Wenger in Pole Position for Bayern's Mandzukic

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According to the Daily Mail, Juventus and Arsenal are locked in a race to sign Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic, with the Gunners currently in pole position.

Mandzukic Arsenal transfer news: Wenger in pole position to sign Bayern attacker

There has been much talk concerning the Croatian striker’s future at Bayern, with Robert Lewendowski arriving in the summer to surely lead the line next season.

Mandzukic is the Bundesliga’s top scorer, but it has been a low scoring season in the German top flight, and he was actually left on the bench until just after the hour mark in Bayern’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United this week.

The Mail claim that, despite Bayern’s wish to keep the striker at the Allianz Arena, Mandzukic should be on his way in the summer, with Arsenal looking most likely to snap up the 27-year-old.

Arsene Wenger is reported to be ready to begin a summer overhaul of his strike-force, with Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski and Nicklas Bendtner all linked with moves away.

The Gunners are said to be interested in a move for fellow Bundesliga front man, Josep Drmic, but the Mail insist that Madzukic is the prime target.

The Croat made a real difference on Tuesday night when he replaced Thomas Muller up top, and made the German giant’s equaliser with a clever header for Bastian Schweinsteiger to smash in.

His movement off the ball, decent link-up ability, and footballing intelligence make him an ideal frontman, and with Arsenal woefully short of viable strikers, Mandzukic could be decent option.

Considering his contract has only two years left to run, the Bayern man would cost a lot less than other top strikers in the market, something that is bound to be attractive for Wenger.

What do you think? Would Mandzukic be a good buy for the Gunners? Let me know in the comments below…

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Comments (12)

  1. A whole lot of garbage. We need world class striker, in my opinion, i do not he is. THANKS FOR YOUR CAMPAIGN, BUT SORRY, NO, WE DO NOT WANT MANZUGIC AT THE EMIRATES. PERIOD!

  2. arsenal needs world class stars like diego costa, cavani

  3. Yes is very important to arsenal,wenger must not wait to bring that super star to emirate as a gunners player,even josep drmic also is very important to gunners,please please wenger don’t do any mistake,u have to buy does 2 strikers,tank u!!

  4. lets be honest …..we need a new manger

  5. mario is a decent guy,but supa mario would do for me

  6. wenger is tha only worldclass manager without champion league trophy, imagine avram grant has, assistant coach. go to hell wenger

  7. Arsenal shld Sign World Class Strikers And 2 defender

  8. Arsenal board member are the problem of arsene wenger?pls nt only striker we lack? Also defencive midfield

  9. Wenger shd get tht mario en josip plus mayb a morata en the beef up defens & midf.

  10. Arsenal have good enough players. Lets Be honest a change of Manager is what needed. No doubt we have a great Manager but we do need a Greater Manager. A Manager can really makes a difference.

    Look at Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool. Whats the difference? Its all written there.

  11. WHAT?!? You people don’t think he’s world class? BM won the treble last year with him. He displaced an excellent Gomez. Current top scorer in the Bundesliga on a team that uses the CF for link up play.