Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has said that the club would welcome the signing of his international teammate Julian Draxler, the Mirror understands.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the attacking midfielder, who manager Arsene Wenger is keen to mould into a centre-forward very much in the same mould as former Arsenal man Robin van Persie.
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that reported Arsenal target Edin Dzeko will not be sold in January, according to the Daily Star.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international scored the only goal of the game as City beat Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon to briefly rise to first position in the Premier League.
Aaron Ramsey continued his excellent goal scoring form by nodding in the only goal in a superb 1-0 victory for Arsenal over last season’s Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund.
The Wales international grabbed his eleventh club goal of the season just past the hour mark to give the Gunners a famous victory at the Westfalenstadion, and keep Arsene Wenger’s men on top of Group F on nine points, along with Napoli who beat Marseille at home.
Arsenal lost for the first time since the opening day of the season as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates yesterday evening.
Reorted Gunners fan Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave the visitors the lead on sixteen minutes only for Olivier Giroud to fire in an equaliser from close range four minutes before the break.
Arsenal maintained their place at the top of the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Norwich City at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
Jack Wilshere opened the scoring on eighteen minutes, finishing of a sublime team move before Mesut Ozil doubled the hosts advantage just before hour mark.
Arsenal are reportedly in advanced talks with Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, and are considering a move for a second striker, according to Goal.com.
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski and Edin Dzeko of Manchester City are the latest names to be linked with a move to the Emirates, who have also been told they will need to spend £10 million to secure a deal for Swansea City defender Ashley Williams.
Arsenal are preparing to use their reported £70 million transfer kitty to raid the Bundesliga for three of its star assets.
The Daily Mail have reported that Arsene Wenger is lining up bids for Borussia Dortmund pair Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze, and Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen.