Bayern Munich are said to be considering making a move for an unexpected Arsenal player in the January window with Robert Lewandowski’s blessing.
That is because the Polish striker has told the club that he would like a backup striker to be brought into the club.
Lewandowski is no doubt the first team star for Bayern up front but even he has admitted that he needs someone to take the burden off his shoulders.
“For me, it would be a relief if I play in a game of 15 or 20 minutes less,” he explained.
“So you have more reserves for the next upcoming game and a higher probability that you stay fit and minimize the risk of injury. “
Now, Sport Bild have speculated that the two players Bayern are interested in is Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Ajax’s Kasper Dolberg.
Giroud has played a role for Arsenal in most of the cup games so far this season but has not really been given a chance in the league.
That came following a potential move to Everton fell through because the player felt he still had unfinished business at the club.
Though, if a club such as Bayern Munich came in for him, the result of his decision could well be very different.
Arsenal will now have to stand firm if Bayern do choose Giroud as the player they want in January.
SportBild | Candidates for Bayern as a Lewandowski back-up:
Olivier Giroud (31): If the club decides for experience.
Kasper Dolberg (20): If the club decides for a young striker for the future pic.twitter.com/xZB9Pq1o0X
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 15, 2017
Arsene Wenger opens up on Arsenal future
One talking point that is still very much in the air is Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal.
The Frenchman nearly left the club in the summer after they failed to finish in the top four for the first time in around 20 years.
Though, the club gave Wenger another two-year deal with discussions at the end of the current season to see if he will stay on.
Now, the Frenchman has been talking about what potentially lies ahead for his future.