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Unsettled Mario Gotze could be heading from Bayern Munich to Arsenal

Published 17/08/2015 | 08:34

Mario Gotze celebrates with Juan Bernat after scoring the second goal for Bayern Munich
Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff
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Mario Gotze celebrates with Juan Bernat after scoring the second goal for Bayern Munich Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic

Mario Gotze is unhappy at Bayern Munich and could join Arsenal this summer, according to The Express.

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The hugely talented midfielder is said to have an uneasy relationship with manager Pep Guardiola, putting Arsenal on red alert.

Last week, Bayern told Gotze that he had to make his mind up about his future quickly, but it appears this one could rumble on until deadline day.

Arsenal are well-stocked in Gotze's inside forward position, but hey that's never stopped Arsene Wenger before.

Were Gotze to join, he would link up with fellow Germans Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil at the Emirates.

Manchester United are reportedly also interested in the player.

Now for the daily update on Karim Benzema.

Benzema himself has posted a picture on Instagram suggesting he is staying at Real, and looking forward to getting back to work.

He captioned a smiling picture of himself 'Come back to Madrid... #work' suggesting he will not be leaving this summer.

As a counterpoint to that Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli is claiming Benzema has already signed for Arsenal, and will take the number nine shirt.

I'll leave it up to you to decide who is the more reliable source.

Elsewhere, The Express reports that Arsenal are preparing a bid for Olympiakos goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez Gago.

After loaning out both Wojciech Szczesny and Emiliano Martinez this window, Wenger is keen for more back-up to Petr Cech.

Meanwhile talkSPORT claims Arsenal will lose out on Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger, who they are saying will move to Chelsea instead.

The Blues are lining up a £20m bid after Roma failed to secure a season-long loan deal for the centre-back.

One player who looks to be one his way out of the Emirates is Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell.

According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Serie A club Palermo will agree a £7m deal with Arsenal before the end of the month.

Wenger though claimed last week that the club have not received any bids for the Costa Rican and said: "We haven't got anything concrete from anybody."

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