Sven Mislintat certainly has an eye for players in German football.
Arsenal's Head of Recruitment is best known for his work with Borussia Dortmund and has ensured that no shortage of Bundesliga players have been linked with the Gunners since his arrival.
The 45-year-old had quite the impact on the signings of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who both spent time with Dortmund.
His focus on Germany hasn't ceased with the exit of Arsene Wenger and arrival of Unai Emery,
Mislintat still holds the key to Arsenal transfers and another Dortmund player could be joining soon with Sokratis Papastathopoulos on the brink of a move.
Arsenal transfer business accelerates
That's not to mention the advanced talks taking place for Bernd Leno as well as Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu personally confirming that Arsenal have made an approach.
Of course, Arsenal aren't totally distracted by German football with their first signing of the summer - Stephan Lichtsteiner - arriving on a free transfer from Juventus.
A deal for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira is also looking increasingly likely.
Arsenal confirmed to be interested in Gotze
However, it seems Arsenal still have their eye on another Dortmund player and it's come as something of a surprise for Gooners.
Sky sources now understand that the north London club is interested in Mario Gotze.
Amid rival interest with Everton, West Ham, Valencia and Marseille, the German midfielder is a target for the Gunners.
Gotze still has two years remaining on his Dortmund contract and the club want to recoup £22 million for his services. Arsenal's opinion on that asking price is unknown.
Arsenal fans react on Twitter
The link has caused quite the reaction amongst Arsenal supporters and they have very little enthusiasm to see him pull on an Arsenal jersey. Check out the reaction below:
Gotze has been linked with Liverpool in the past and his recent comments on the Reds sparked a similar reaction among their fanbase.
The general consensus is that the 26-year-old seems to have already passed his prime, with his form in recent seasons doing little to inspire excitement.
Obviously, there is nothing concrete in Arsenal's interest so far but there seems to be plenty of options as far as a Premier League switch is concerned.
It must be imagined that, if Arsenal are true to their interest, that the Mislintat factor could sway the chase in their favour, though.
As long they know not to expect an excited reaction from supporters...
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