Bayern Target Arsenal Defender, But Wenger Needs To Keep Hold If He Is Serious About Silverware

Bayern Munich are almost unplayable right now. After completing the treble last year, which consisted of the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the German cup, they currently sit top of the top tier after 13 rounds of games. And now, according to the Metro, they are targeting a key player from the Arsenal defence, who themselves are top of their domestic league.

However, no matter how much money is thrown at them, I would suggest that they cannot afford to lose the big German centre-back.

He has been integral to their early-season success and looks as though he could be the man who guides them to the title.

He has appeared in 10 of the Gunners’ 12 games this season in the topflight, and has won an impressive 25/37 of his headers. He has completed 9/15 of his tackles, averaging six defensive actions per game, and completed 90% of his passes.

He is a rough-and-ready type player who also has a calming effect on the Arsenal defence, which is a huge reason why the north London side are able to pop the ball around with such confidence. His influence cannot be undervalued and I feel as though his presence in the squad could prove the difference between silverware and another barren season at the Emirates. 

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