German giants chasing Arsenal playmaker – reports

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Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are planning a January swoop for Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky.


The Daily Mail are reporting that the German side are looking to sign the playmaker in the transfer window and are willing to offer the Emirates Stadium club £4.5million.


Manager Felix Magath wants signings in a bid to turn around another poor start to a Bundesliga season and sees the Gunners midfielder as a perfect addition.


Rosicky’s time at Arsenal has been plagued by injuries and, with the emergence of Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, has seen his playing opportunities dry up.


The Czech Republic captain’s contract expires at the end of the season and Arsene Wenger might see the offer as an opportunity to cash in.


The former Borussia Dortmund man signed for Arsenal in 2006 and, after a good first season, has continually spent periods on the sidelines due to a chronic thigh injury.


The Volkswagen funded side have failed to recover the form that saw them take the Bundesliga title in 2009 and have even gone so far as to flirt with relegation.


Wolfsburg usually have significant funds to dip into the transfer market, due to the backing from their car-making parent company.


However, Magath has been told he must improve the side with bargains and the manager has identified Rosicky as his first target.


Nicknamed ‘Little Mozart’ while at Dortmund, Rosicky’s experience of the Bundesliga, as well as his contract situation, is seen as key.


Should he sign, Rosicky will line up with former Arsenal team-mate Alexander Hleb, who is on loan from Barcelona.

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