Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern hope Arsene Wenger can finally pull off this signing after Metro revealed they had been linked once again with their long term target Sven Bender, from Borussia Dortmund.
The ball playing midfielder is still wanted by Arsenal despite the rise of Francis Coquelin in the first team, because he lacks experience and he has not been tested for the duration of a whole season.
Also there is no harm in having strength and depth in certain areas because this also provides competition for places.
Bender has been on the Gunners’ shopping list for the past few years and now reports in Germany suggest that Arsenal are still keen to sign the 26-year-old.
It is believed Wenger is willing to offer him more than his current £41,000-a-week wage and according to Bild, there has been contact between the two clubs regarding a possible transfer.
Premier League rivals Southampton and Liverpool are also interested in the midfielder, which puts pressure on Wenger to complete the move as soon as possible.