Arsenal take on Bayern Munich on Wednesday and face a rock solid squad with stars in every position.
Bayern have some of the best players in the world in their ranks, but with the transfer window approaching and the Gunners holding one of biggest war chests in world football, Jonathan Kaney looks at the potential dream signings Arsene Wenger could swoop for from Pep Guardiola’s side.
Who would you sign from the current crop of Bayern stars? Let us know in the comments below!
Arguably the best striker in the world, Robert Lewandowski has been heavily linked with the Gunners in the past and would be the dream signing and missing piece in our attack that could make us invincible.
The big Polish striker went on an outrageous 22 goal in 16 games streak for club and country this season and despite his two-game goal ‘drought’ the Pole is a dangerous and devastating centre forward in all situations.
Scarily, he looks on course to encroach on the sacred ground of inhuman goal scoring stats that Messi and Ronaldo share, with 41 goals in 2015 for club and country to Messi’s 45 and Ronaldo’s 43 for club and country – all that with three fewer appearances than Messi and eleven fewer than Ronaldo!
Would take £100m to sign him but we can dream!
Muller is another forward who would be a fantastic signing for the Gunners and with Ozil and Sanchez supplying him would be a goal machine. A product of Bayern’s youth system, Müller has moulded into one of the best attackers in the world and is a guarantee of goals.
He’s built like a tank and has an uncanny ability to score goals out of nothing, always be in the right place at the right time and make football look easy.
Manchester United apparently tried to sign him in the summer and were rebuffed, but the German has since made comments that he would consider a move to England – if the wages were right!
This one is far more realistic than the other two as Gotze has slipped down the pecking order at Bayern and his progress seems to have stunted under Pep Guardiola since his controversial move from Dortmund in 2013.
At just 23 years old he’s experienced the highs of being the Bundesliga’s golden boy, winning trophies with Dortmund and Bayern and scoring the winner in the 2014 World Cup Final. Yet he hasn’t lived up to expectations at Bayern and perhaps moved to soon to Munich. He’s lost his flair and is by no means a starter anymore, used only in smaller ties.
The Gunners have been linked with him for years and despite his dip in form I would still take him to add competition to the squad. There is a superstar in there somewhere that under Arsene could rediscover his form and fulfil his undoubted potential.
A bid of £20-30m right now would be enough to prise him away.