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Arsenal told to forget landing major transfer target

mandArsenal fans are still celebrating here in the Football Transfer Tavern, but the latest news from Metro may dampen their spirits somewhat.

The publication have claimed that Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic will not be making a move to the Emirates Stadium, no matter how much Arsenal may want him to.

The ex-Wolfsburg forward has expressed a desire to leave the Bavarian club this summer after falling down the pecking order under new coach Pep Guardiola, and has attracted interest from a host of clubs.

As one of our punters notes over a pint, it is not just Arsenal who will be left disappointed by this news, but also Chelsea, who have been strongly linked with the Croatian international forward.

Rumours of a move were shot down by Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer, who noted: “Nobody even has to bother making an approach for Mandzukic.

“He is incredibly important to Bayern. I always affectionately say that he plays like an animal.

“It is simply amazing how much work he does for the team and how much running he does during a game.

“They always try to provoke him because he really hurts his opponents with his work-rate.”

If Arsenal can’t get their hands on Mario Mandzukic this summer, who should they turn their attentions to instead? Let us know your thoughts below.

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