Arsenal set to miss out on top Bundesliga star this summer

Arsenal set to miss out on top Bundesliga star this summer

The failure to get consistent results this season and the lack of depth in the squad will give Arsene Wenger plenty of headaches going into the next season if he is still in charge of the London franchise Arsenal.

He will have to bring in a number of top class players to increase the quality of the squad and with a number of players set to leave the club, they might have to splash the cash this summer if they are to challenge for silverware next season.

One of the players at the top of the wish-list for Wenger is Borussia Dortmund mid-fielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Armenia international arrived at Signal Iduna Park for £23.5m from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013.

With 20-goals across all competitions this season in, the 27year old is now regarded as one of the players of the season in the Bundesliga.

His contract with Dortmund is set to end in 2017 and his recent exploits have seen him linked with a number of top European clubs in the recent past.

It was also revealed that Arsenal have sent scouts regularly to monitor the progress of the 27-year old but according to recent reports, Italian champions Juventus are now favorites to sign the Armenian international.

It is understood that the player favors a switch to the Italian side and his agent, Mino Raiola admitted the same in a recent interview.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Raiola said, “Mkhitaryan? I know that [Massimiliano] Allegri likes him.

“And Micky would happily wear the Bianconeri shirt, but he needs to make a deal with [Thomas] Tuchel.

The German side are still trying to convince the player to sign a contract extension but if the talks fall through, the 27-year old will surely be sold this summer to avoid letting him leave on a free transfer after the end of the next season.

Mkhitaryan is a dynamic mid-fielder who has the ability to create and score goals on a consistent basis and will surely improve any side he walks into.

It will be interesting to see if Arsenal step-up their interest for him or if Juventus end up getting their man in the summer.





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