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Arsenal look to snatch Bundesliga starlet

Ginter impressed for Germany in the U21 Euro Championships. (©GettyImages)
Ginter impressed for Germany in the U21 Euro Championships. (©GettyImages).

Arsenal are looking to lure SC Freiburg's midfield dynamo Matthias Ginter according to the Sunday People.

The Gunners have just sent young Frenchman Francis Coquelin to the German side on a season-long loan deal and they hope that the deal may sweeten relations between the clubs to enable Freiburg to release one of their most prized assets.

The versatile midfielder who can also operate across the back four is one of a long line of talented players produced from the side's academy in recent years. 

Next season the Mage Solar Stadion will not be playing host to Champions League football as they were pipped to the post on the final day. But what is admirable in this day and age, is that their 25-man first-team squad consists of 10 homegrown players.  

The 19-year-old made 26 appearances for Freiburg last campaign, netting twice. It is thought Arsene Wenger has been monitoring the progress of the German and has been impressed, so much so that he is considering a bid.

It was a surprise to some that the Arsenal boss allowed the fast developing Coquelin to gain more experience elsewhere but simultaneously he may suggest that the Frenchman has a midfielder in the pipe line. The 6ft 1 Ginter may be that man.

This may, however not appease Arsenal fans who have been expecting proven big name signings this summer after funds in the region of £70m were made available. French youngster Yaya Sanogo was the first signing to arrive at the Emirates this summer and like Ginter, he is still a raw talent for the future.

Despite this, Real Madrid centre forward Gonzalo Higuain is expected to seal his long-awaited move to North London in a record-breaking £23m deal.


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