Maximilian Arnold rules out 'dream' move to Arsenal

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Maximilian Arnold admits he will need to gain more experience before he considers a dream move to Arsenal or Juventus.

The 20-year-old has seen his reputation as one of Europe's top prospects grow over the last season. He has broken into the Wolfsburg first team and is starting to have a growing influence in the heart of the midfield.

'The next Mesut Ozil'

His creative talents have drawn comparison with Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, which has naturally led to reports that Arsene Wenger is interested in signing him. However, despite spending four seasons in the first team, Arnold says a move to the Gunners this summer would be too soon for him. 

He told kicker-Sportmagazin: “Of course the likes of Juventus and Arsenal are clubs you dream about as a child.

“But I am on just 36 Bundesliga appearances. If I was on 150, then it might be different.

“I am a player of Wolfsburg and I am happy to be a part of this team.”

Bundesliga prodigy

Arnold is certainly exciting German fans, who are hoping for more talent to pour through after the national team won the World Cup in Brazil. Arnold broke through to Joachim Low's team last season and is expected to feature more when the European Championship qualifiers start.

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The attacking midfielder caught Low's eye after netting seven goals and assisting two in 28 outings for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga last season. His fine form also earned him an improved contract, which now runs until June 2017.

Could he sign for Arsenal

Wenger has shown a growing affinity to German players in the past few seasons. His call appears to have been a good one. Not only are they now world champions but the German contingent at the Emirates is continuing to impress.

Ozil hit the ground running after joining from Real Madrid last summer. He went on to struggle but his adaption to Premier League football was always going to have a detrimental effect on his performance.

Per Mertesacker has become a key figure in both the dressing room and the pitch. He has been named as a likely candidate to become Arsenal's next captain should Thomas Vermaelen depart.

Gedion Zelalem and Serge Gnabry are both German youth internationals who are starting to break through the first team as well. All this means that Arnold would be in good company at Arsenal. No wonder he considers a move to north London a dream.

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