Arsenal are hopeful they can pull off a sensational double deal for Bayern Munich duo Robert Lewandowski and manager Pep Guardiola, after making discreet moves for the Polish forward over the summer.
The Gunners want Guardiola to replace Arsene Wenger next year, when the Catalan boss’ deal with Bayern expires, and The Daily Mail suggests there’s a chance the former Barcelona boss could bring Lewandowski with him.
Arsenal were unsuccessful in their pursuit of a world-class striker during the summer, after seeing a high-profile approach for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema crash and burn.
That left the Gunners as the only side in Europe’s top-five leagues without a senior outfield player signing during the transfer window, which left many Arsenal supporters furious as the lack of activity.
A shaky start to the season, which included back-to-back defeats against Dinamo Zagreb and Chelsea, has only increased the pressure on the board as fans demand major activity in the new year.
Lewandowski’s signature next summer, added to Guardiola’s arrival, would be a sensational double swoop for the Gunners and would appease many angry fans.