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Wenger ‘Will Make Move’ To Sign German International

Arsenal will make an attempt to sign German international midfielder Lars Bender this summer after Arsene Wenger made the Bayer Leverkusen ace his no.1 target

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Gooner Mac brings us news of Arsenal’s interest in Lars Bender.

Lars Bender

Arsenal will make another attempt to sign German international midfielder Lars Bender this summer after Arsene Wenger made the Bayer Leverkusen ace his no.1 target, according to the Daily Mail.

We were strongly linked with a move for Bender last summer and failed with an £18.5m bid, with Leverkusen insisting he stayed in the Bundesliga for at least another year.

However, it seems Arsene Wenger hasn’t given up hope of luring him to the Emirates with the Daily Mail reporting that the Frenchman will bring in a defensive midfielder this summer and has made the 25-year-old his first choice target.

The newspaper suggests that the boss believes Leverkusen will be willing to cash-in on Bender this time around and is ready to test their resolve by making another bid at the end of the season.

It remains to be seen what kind of fee will be enough to persuade the German outfit to sell, but you’d think it will be in excess of £20m, but it’s certainly a price worth paying for a player of Bender’s quality.

Mikel Arteta has been an excellent professional for us but there’s no denying his legs are gone and his lack of pace has been exposed this season, particularly in big games, so an athletic ball-winner is needed this summer to replace the Spaniard and Bender would be the ideal addition.

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Hopefully Arsene will have more luck with a renewed bid this summer, but if we can’t strike a deal with Leverkusen, I’d like to see us go for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin. The Frenchman would probably be cheaper and has experience in the Premier League, so would be a good alternative.

Who would you like to see Arsenal sign? Share your views below.



  1. john

    May 1, 2014 at 12:21 am

    I would like wenger to sign for: Lars Bender,Alvaro morata,mudzukic,josip drmic,and Bezema

    • gooner

      May 1, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      Why the hell would we need 4 strikers are you retarted?

  2. john

    May 1, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Please please Wenger sign for this four strikers: Alvaro morata,mudzukic,Bezema and Josip drimic,and u can bring back our mildfield Alexandra song!!

  3. 08069696713

    May 1, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Plz mr wenger by this players 4 them lars benda,coleman, benziman, an ur ex player fabregas we can compere 4 titles next season

  4. Branson

    May 1, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    first of all i’w like arsenal not to allow vermalean go and then buy Diego plus Bender.


    May 1, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    If only wemger will yield to fans choice and sympathy it wil be in his best interest and that of the fans to sign the needed four players madzukic,lars bender and josip drmic and a reliable defender after sqad then we can say we are ready to compete

  6. OMONY GODFREY1986@gmail.c

    May 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    plse boss buy costa, reus, bender, colman

  7. fellep fabio

    June 13, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    plz Wenger sign Remy en Vela!

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