There’s a few raised eyebrows in the Football Transfer Tavern this evening as Mail Online make their latest reports.
The publication report that Arsenal are monitoring Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic who could become available in the summer.
The news comes after it was revealed that Nicklas Bendtner will miss up to two months with an ankle injury.
The Danish striker picked up the unfortunate injury scoring for the Gunners in their 2-0 victory over Cardiff City on New Year’s Day and that leaves Wenger’s side looking short in attack.
In recent weeks the Gunners have been linked with a wealth of strikers including Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa while Real Madrid’s youngster Alvaro Morata is also thought to be option on a short-term deal.
However now Mandzukic appears to have become a target with his future at the Allianz Arena uncertain. Bayern are set to announce the recruitment of Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund within weeks and his arrival could spell the end for the 27-year-old Croatian with Pep Guardiola’s side.
“My transfer plans depend on how long Bendtner will be out for,’ admitted Wenger.
“At the moment we are just considering our options. I must confess they are quite restricted.
“If it’s months rather than three weeks, then we would have to think about buying.”
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