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Arsenal move for £15m Bayern Munich midfielder

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Gustavo may fall down the pecking order in Munich. (©GettyImages)
Gustavo may fall down the pecking order in Munich. (©GettyImages).

Luiz Gustavo is the latest player on Arsenal's radar as they consider making a move for the Champions League winner, who the Daily Mirror report as being available for as little as £15 million.

Bayern Munich have recently signed Thiago Alcantra who plays in a similar position, and it is understood he will be Pep Guardiola's first choice for the forthcoming season. 

The news alerted Arsenal that Gustavo could be interested in a move elsewhere in search of a better chance of first team football. 

With the World Cup being hosted in Gustavo's home country of Brazil next summer, the 25-year-old has admitted that it is imperative for him to being playing first team football for the 2013/14 campaign, as he looks to cement his position in the Brazil team. 

It is believed that Bayern Munich will want a fee of around £15 million for Gustavo, who has two years left on his contract. But the Gunners face competition from German side Wolfsburg, who are also eager to strike up a deal that would allow Gustavo to remain in Germany.

Gustavo is a robust defensive midfielder, a position that Arsenal are in need of strengthening if they are to build a more effective defensive unit.

A strong player in this department is something Arsenal fans have been calling for and Gustavo represents the type of player Arsenal have missed in recent years.


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