As per the latest reports, Arsenal are lining up a bid for Bayern Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender. The 25-year old is a long standing target of Arsenal as Arsene wenger is a huge admirer of the midfielder.
It has been a long known story that Arsene Wenger is scouting all over Europe for some world class defensive midfielders to shield and add steel to his defence. Arsenal are in the market for a quality defensive midfielder to overcome defence problems.
The emergence of Francis Coquelin has been the best thing that heppened to Arsenal as they have been the most successful team in 2015. Lars Bender would be a key addition and will be the best available cheap option for Wenger.
The 25-year old midfielder is the twin brother of Borussia Dortmund’s Sven Bender who also plays in defensive midfield. The player has drawn interest from the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United earlier but Arsenal remain favorites to sign him.
Lars Bender currently has only one year left in his contract and Arsenal want to get him for a cut-price deal. Bayer Leverkusen are happy to let go the player for a bid around £15 million.
Moreover, Arsenal’s top target Morgan Schneiderlin might join Manchester United or Chelsea as they have beaten Arsenal in the race. Hence, Lars Bender will be aviable option available in the market.