3 Bayern Munich Players Arsenal Should Sign

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3. Javi Martinez

Martinez could potentially be sold for around £30m - Photo via henrikalexandersen
Martinez could potentially be sold for around £30m – Photo via henrikalexandersen

Arguably the most important position to be filled this window is in defensive midfield. If any of the three Bayern players were potential targets, Javi Martinez should be the priority. The Spaniard possesses the grace of an attacking midfield maestro and the defensive attributes of a solid centre back. The perfect combination in a flowing Arsenal side. It was initially thought that Martinez was unhappy under Pep Guardiola and was looking for an exit but recent statements clear these rumours. Nevertheless, Arsene should seriously look to bid for the midfield general. Bayern paid £32 million for the 25 year old, which would force Arsenal to bid within the region of £35-40 million. One factor which could tempt Bayern and Martinez is the fact that he only featured in 18 games in the Bundesliga this season. Guardiola prefers to play Lahm, Schweinsteiger and Kroos (as mentioned), in the defensive role. If Martinez isn’t in Bayern’s plans for the coming season, Guardiola would be foolish to reject an offer which garners a profit from their purchase price. With the signing of Sebastian Rode and the obvious desire to continue to play Lahm in the middle, Arsenal could end up signing the key player who would unlock their chance at winning the Premier League Title.

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