Arsenal fans will get their first glimpse of German wonderkind Mario Gotze - but Borussia Dortmund have warned they shouldn't get used to him reports the Daily Mirror.
The 19-year-old midfielder has attracted attention from a host of top European clubs, with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also believed to be in the hunt for the £30million-rated starlet's signature.
Gotze is believed to be at the top of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger's wish-list, after the teenager impressed in the first UEFA Champions League group phase meeting in September - and he will get another chance to shine when the two teams meet at the Emirates Stadium tonight.
Despite the transfer speculation that currently surrounds the young German international, Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp insists his player will not be affected ahead of the Arsenal game, before revealing he has no plans to sell Gotze in January.
"Nothing can happen in January," he confirmed. "It's not a problem. Arsenal is only about 10 per cent of what is written in Germany, so it's not a problem.
"Apparently, Bayern Munich are interested in him. He scored one against Bayern Munich and I will be happy if he wins against Arsenal.
"Nobody buys a player from Borussia Dortmund just like that. Not even Arsenal. Luckily, his focus is not an issue. He's very relaxed about that."
The Gunners go into tonight's game needing three points to confirm their place in the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League, while it's 'win-or-bust' for Dortmund.
"This match comes at a good time for us after the win in Munich," confirmed Gotze. "We need to win and that's our objective.
"I've heard the rumours from the Premier League, but I never let that affect me. I'm only focused on Dortmund, now more than ever.
"We won't play a conservative system, that would be a mistake. We want to win and to do that we need to play an offensive game."News Now - Sport News